Didier Deschamps certainly did not expect such a start to the match.
Cornered by aggressive and very enterprising Argentines offensively, the Blues have already conceded two goals before the 40th minute on a penalty from Lionel Messi (23rd) and a magnificent collective action concluded by Angel Di Maria (36th).
It was enough for the tricolor coach to try a blow.
In the 40th minute, he brought in Randal Kolo Muani and Marcus Thuram, under the eyes of his father Lilian present at Lusail Stadium, in place of Ousmane Dembélé and Olivier Giroud, who were in great difficulty.
The FC Barcelona winger lost a good number of balls and is responsible for the Argentinian penalty, since he hooked Di Maria.
41' Double change for the Blues!
Thuram and Kolo Muani make their entrance 👊
– French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) December 18, 2022
A new scenario from Didier Deschamps, who certainly hopes that his two entrants will cause a click in the game of the Blues.
Especially since Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani made a good entry into the semi-final against Morocco (2-0).
The Nantes player had also scored his first national goal against the Atlas Lions, around forty seconds after coming into play.