France Vs. England, Euro 2012: Benzema Tries His Luck

France suddenly burst into life as Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema drops back a little bit deeper and combines with goalscorer Samir Nasri. Eventually the pair work some space about 25 yards from goal, although a shot looks almost impossible with Benzema's body shape, but it's not for nothing that he's Jose Mourinho's favourite striker, and he's able to unleash a piledriver which Joe Hart has to get down to save.

At the other end of the pitch, Glen Johnson attempts a long-range goal on his favoured left foot, but his effort blazes high and wide over Hugo Lloris' crossbar. We haven't mentioned Lloris much, because England haven't really done anything to test him since the Joleon Lescott goal. Both teams are, perhaps, missing a cutting edge at the moment. That's more excusable for England than it is for France, looking at their lineups.

We have live coverage in our France vs. England, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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