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Lloris 2012 Season


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In their updates during Lloris’ 2012 part of the 2011-12 season, here’s what uefa.com had to say about him:

January

Excelled in two thrilling League Cup ties as Lyon came from behind with 10 men to beat Lille, then reached final with 4-2 win at Lorient.

February

Enjoyed a quiet game against APOEL in last 16 of the UEFA Champions League but made one fine save as Lyon secured a 1-0 first-leg lead.

March

Failed to save any penalties in the shootout as APOEL reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, but helped OL bounce back with four straight wins.

April

Won first senior trophy as Lyon beat Quevilly 1-0 in French Cup final, two weeks after losing the League Cup final 1-0 to Marseille.

May – Week one

Conceded a second-half equaliser against Brest as Lyon’s hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League for a 13th year running were finally extinguished.

May – Week two

Milan were linked with a move for Lloris, but the Lyon goalkeeper insisted he had no intention to leave Stade de Gerland this summer.

May – Week three

Lyon’s season ended in disappointing fashion for Lloris who scored an own-goal in 4-3 reverse at home to Nice.

May – Week four

Described as tired by Laurent Blanc, and remained on bench for first warm up game against Iceland as Mandanda was offered a rare start.

1 June

Gave a solid performance against Serbia, pulled off three good saves in the second half to help Les Bleus secure a 2-0 win.

5 June

Has a big 24 hours coming up with a friendly against Estonia, a flight to Ukraine, and last but not least an interview with UEFA.com.

10.6 – FRA

Looked happy and relaxed in pre-match news conference, flat-batting some tricky questions with his usual self-assurance.

11 June

England had just one shot on target, which they scored – Lloris was not at fault.

15 June

Had very little to do against Ukraine, but was reliable as ever when called upon.

18 June

Warned France against complacency when playing Sweden: “They’re competitors and they’re playing for pride. I’m always wary of teams with nothing to play for.”

19 June

Made several excellent saves – including one incredible stop from Mellberg – as France fell to a 2-0 defeat by Sweden.

23 June

Called upon rarely, and was not at fault for either goal as France lost 2-0 to Spain in the quarter-finals.

Thank you uefa.com

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