goals: France – Denmark – Played on 11/26/2022
The French national team untangled a historical knot that had bound it for many years by defeating Denmark with two goals to one, on Saturday evening, in the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The roosters owe this victory to young striker Kylian Mbappe, who scored both goals in the 61st and 86th minutes, while Anders Christensen scored Denmark’s only goal in the 68th minute.
France raised its score to 6 points at the top of Group D, to be the first to qualify for the round of 16, followed by Australia with 3 points, then Tunisia and Denmark with one point.
The defending champion also untangled the knot of his 22-year crisis, as the last victory of the Dukes over Denmark in an official confrontation dates back to the Euro 2000 championship by winning three times, after which the Danish national team excelled 3 times in exchange for a single draw in the 2002 and 2018 World Cups and the last edition of the European Nations League.
However, the French national team achieved 3 victories throughout this period, but in friendly matches in 2006 and 2015.
The defending champion imposed his control from the start, and was the most dangerous in the first half, as Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved two dangerous attempts from Griezmann and Adrian Rabiot.
Kylian Mbappe also missed an opportunity after a cross from Osman Dembele, which the PSG striker met very strangely over the crossbar.
The Denmark national team almost turned the tables with a dangerous shot by Andreas Cornelius, but it passed safely on goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, so the first half ended in a goalless draw.
The excitement reached its fullest in the second half, as the French kept up the pressure and took the lead with Kylian Mbappe’s goal after teaming up with left-back Theo Hernandez.
However, the world champions were only congratulated for this goal for a few minutes, as Anders Christensen scored the equalizer after following a corner kick taken by Christian Eriksen.
The two teams exchanged wasted dangerous chances on the two goals, as Hugo Lloris wore the glove of excellence, and prevented a goal from Jasper Lindstrom’s shot, while the left post blocked another ball from Martin Braithwaite.
France’s national team came very close to its opponent’s goal with a scissor kick by Adrien Rabiot over the crossbar, in addition to a header from Aurelien Chouamini, which was missed very strangely.
In a fatal time, Antoine Griezmann passed a cross that Mbappe met with his foot into Schmeichel’s net, to score his second goal, and spark joy on the bench and in the stands.
The Danish national team tried to remedy this shock, but it was unable to respond again as the match extended for more than 6 minutes of stoppage time, so the roosters snatched a valuable and deserved victory.