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Mbappé classifies France with two gallops

2022-11-26T23:08:40.164Z

The PSG forward breaks into the second half to materialize his team's dominance over spirited Denmark



A cross from Griezmann and a goal from Mbappé, unstoppable as a truck without brakes with three minutes to go, made France the first team to qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar.

Wildly, in the absence of finesse, the current champion took the place and dispelled unknowns at the expense of Denmark, which offered him tenacious resistance until the last minute.

Kylian Mbappé, one of the five best players in the world, has been confined to a corner.

In order for Giroud to take root in the center of the area, Deschamps has moved his great figure to the left wing.

There he has it, stepping on the line so hard that this Saturday at the Ras Abu Aboud stadium he had to make a groove.

To run and to focus.

Two tasks that summarize the lack of sophistication of the system, the same one that elevated France to the top in the 2018 World Cup and that now, after the departure of Benzema, it recovers in Qatar.

All the impetus of Denmark, the generosity and solidarity in aid and support that characterized it in recent years, dissolved before reaching Lloris's goal.

Two main factors contributed to this.

Rabiot's good harmony with his environment of centrals and interiors, and the indecision of Christensen, the libero of the trio of Danish centrals.

Where his selection required cutting French transitions with quick and sharp direct actions in midfield, the Barça defender took a step back.

Like in San Siro, only without leaving the pitch.

He remained without appearing, and in his languor he allowed France to feel comfortable.

Not only when she didn't have the ball, something already known, but when she handled it in search of holes in the bands.

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Without Simon Kjaer, the Milan centre-back, out of the World Cup due to injury, the mighty Denmark of Euro 2021 seemed like an orphaned team, less harmonious, suddenly distrustful of their chances, fearful that all the sacrifices they made to advance would be wasted by the lack of security of its defenses.

The erosion caused by the job of Rabiot and Griezmann was directly proportional to the confidence they instilled in Varane, who returned from his injury, and in Tchouaméni, much more in tune than against Australia.

Antoine Griezmann, disputing a Christian Eriksen ball. MARKO DJURICA (REUTERS)

Olivier Giroud, (centre) between Victor Nelson (right) and Mikkel Damsgaard (left) during the match between France and Denmark today.

Rolex de la Pena (EFE)

Martin Braithwaite, shooting on goal during the match against France. Frank Augstein (AP)

Aerial view of Andreas Christensen's goal against France.

ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (AFP)

Andreas Christensen, lying on the ground after a dispute for the ball in the match against France. PAUL ELLIS (AFP)

Ball dispute in the match between France and Denmark.

PETER CZIBORRA (REUTERS)

Kylian Mbappe, scoring the winning goal against Denmark.

ANTONIN THUILLIER (AFP)

Kasper Schmeichel, after conceding the goal scored by Kylian Mbappe that gave France victory.

Martin Meissner (AP)

Didier Deschamps, celebrating with his assistants the victory against Denmark.

ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (AFP)

The rain of centers translated into auctions.

Giroud, Varane, Rabiot and Mbappé had clear chances against a sunken defense that went into the break with relief.

Kasper Hjumland used the interval wisely.

Since he did not have better defenses to repair the damage behind, he reached for the front.

He removed the heavy Cornelius and brought in the light Braithwaite, to expedite the maneuvers in both directions, both to go down to continue the plays, and to fly behind Varane.

That touch-up was enough for France to lose poise.

There was an exchange of blows.

The most forceful prevailed.

1-1 for Christensen

After the hour of the game, Theo enabled Mbappé down the left furrow before accompanying him to return a wall and leave him before Hojbjerg and Christensen.

The first crossed his leg, the second cringed, and Schmeichel was unable to parry the missile.

It was 1-0.

It preluded the 1-1, scored by Christensen from a corner, with a header.

The Danish central defender avoided his sad night with a goal that put the French in serious difficulties.

Tired of hitting without success and before a tie that did not guarantee classification.

The situation served to measure the temper of France, always so prone to emotional imbalances.

Deschamps changed everything to leave everything as he was: Varane for Konaté, Dembélé for Coman and Giroud for the leaden Thuram.

Same structure, same leaders.

Griezmann and Rabiot once again led the operations towards restoring the advantage.

In a play from the outside, as is de rigueur in Deschamps' plan, Coman overflowed and Griezmann hung the ball to the far post with an inward spin that made the shot difficult.

Kristensen, the Leeds locker, guarded the tabernacle doors.

The ball dropped like a cucumber.

Mbappé is not a header, but he dove in with his head.

To finish off with whatever.

He made contact with the thigh and took the ball and the cabinet ahead.

The goal, the 14th in the striker's last 12 games, was confirmation that France is stoking its competitive fire.

Kylian Mbappe, celebrating with the French fans his winning goal against Denmark. Elsa (Getty Images)

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Classification

Group D

PT

P.J.

PG

PE

PP

1

FRA

6

two

two

0

0

two

AUS

3

two

1

0

1

3

DIN

1

two

0

1

1

4

YOU N

1

two

0

1

1

Group D

PT

P.J.

PG

PE

PP

1

FRA

6

two

two

0

0

two

AUS

3

two

1

0

1

3

DIN

1

two

0

1

1

4

YOU N

1

two

0

1

1

Source: elparis

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