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Denmark-France: our favorites and scratches


DECRYPTION – Find the opinion of the special correspondent of Figaro in Copenhagen after the failed evening of the Blues, beaten by Denmark (2-0).

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The crazy atmosphere at Parken Stadium

A breath of fresh air and an evening to reconcile with football.

By dint of seeing a minority of imbeciles rotting certain stands in France and elsewhere, between violence, inappropriate gestures and hateful songs, we have almost forgotten that a stadium is above all a place of sharing, communion and sometimes even grand spectacle.

This was the case on Sunday evening at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

With 37,000 spectators mostly dressed in red and white, but not at all cooled by the wind from the North, the Danes were able to count on a crowd of madness.

For an atmosphere that will give you chills throughout the evening.

The joy of the Danes on Sunday evening FABIAN BIMMER / REUTERS

Before the match, the sound and light show, with the fury of the two bends, was a delicious moment.

Ditto at the end of the meeting with the sound systems spitting out loud music and the Danes remaining on the lawn to enjoy total communion with an entire people.

A (very) great moment.

Football is that and nothing else.

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Eriksen, the symbol but above all a delight

You should have seen him prolong the pleasure and applaud the supporters before a well-deserved lap of honor with his partners on Sunday evening.

Christian Eriksen, who passed very close to death on June 12, 2021, here in Copenhagen, offered a delicious performance against the French.

At times he gives the impression of being 40 years old (he is 31) and of advancing at two an hour, before putting everyone in agreement with his knowledge of the game, his ultimate class and his ability to see the unfolding of an action before anyone else.

A wonderful life lesson.


Our scratches

Dayot Upamecano with Benjamin Pavard RITZAU SCANPIX / PANORAMIC

Upamecano, the blue jersey weighs far too heavy

Dayot Upamecano missed his match on Sunday night.

In large widths.

After seven caps, it's starting to do a lot for the Bayern Munich defender.

Suffering and unable to replace Raphaël Varane, he once again disappointed in the blue jersey.

And no doubt said goodbye to the World Cup in Qatar.

No longer called up since last November, the Munich resident seemed to have returned to an excellent level in the club, but his evening performance once again confirms the difference with the selection.

Far too naive Blues

Didier Deschamps repeated it and will remember it.

Whether on a corner in the first period or on the whole of the meeting in combat and aggressiveness, his Blues have shown naivety.

In their defense, a bunch of them were not executives and we saw it.

But beyond this analysis, he lacked everything to hope to compete against the semi-finalists of the Euro.

A Ligue 1 team to finish the game

Coaching requires and faced with a lack of resources, Didier Deschamps was forced to make changes on Sunday evening.

To finish the game with a team that is far too experimental (Areola - Clauss, Pavard, Upamecano, Badiashile, Truffert - Fofana, Tchouaméni - Kolo Muani, Mbappé, Nkunku) to exist and try to save face.

At one point, we even wondered if it was not the return of selection A '.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-09-26

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