France defeated Austria in the fifth round of competition with two goals without answering, earning its first win in the European Nations League.
France – Austria – Played on 09/22/2022
Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud scored the game’s goals in the 55th and 65th minutes,
After his balance froze at 4 points, the world champions increased their score to 5 points to
move out of last place in the first group, which was held by his Austrian opponent.
As soon as Mbappe scored after two minutes, the roosters took charge and the goal was
ruled offside by the referee.
Griezmann, Giroud, and Wesley Fofana all made multiple attempts to threaten the Austrian
goal as the French team kept up its offensive activity.
The crossbar stopped Cwamini’s shot, which was also his most dangerous attempt.
Didier Deschamps, the coach of France, faced several challenges, particularly in the first half
when Jules Conde and goalie Manian went down between the two halves and had to be
replaced by William Saliba and Areola.
Conde and Manyan also added their names to a long list of injuries.
Sabitzer, on the other hand, squandered the most critical moments, while Austrian coach
Ralf Rangnick did not benefit from the elements of experience and stars like Alaba and
Despite the challenges Deschamps faced, the French national team resolved the conflict in
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his favor by scoring twice in the space of ten minutes.
Giroud’s ball allowed Mbappe to get on the board first, and he later added a second goal with a spectacular header following an exquisite cross from Griezmann.
And a risky attempt by the roosters nearly led to a third goal for Jonathan Close.
By starting to rebuild the ranks with Ousmane Dembele and Christopher Nkunku in place of Griezmann and Giroud, Deschamps was confident in the outcome.
Mbappe was active and a threat to Austria’s goal until the last seconds of the game, when he departed the field during stoppage time to make way for Kolo Mwani, who scored his first goal for France’s national team.