REVIVEZ – France-Austria: the Blues return to victory and leave the last place in the group

Paying choices, the two Monegasques delivering a serious match, like the whole team. From the first minutes, Kylian Mbappé thought he was launching the reigning world champions on their way to victory thanks to a nice curling shot, but was finally flagged offside (2′). With Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud, established in the absence of Karim Benzema, he shakes up the Austrian defense, overwhelmed on many occasions (16′, 26′, 27′, 39′, 45’+2). But the black curtain does not bend.

French doctors are still called upon. Muscularly affected, Jules Koundé had to give up his place in the 23rd minute, replaced by William Saliba. In the cages, Mike Maignan, also injured, gave up his gloves to Alphonse Aréola at the break. A carnage that will not prevent the Blues from continuing their momentum in their first period, and opening the scoring. Returning from the locker room, Kylian Mbappé single-handedly eliminated the Austrian defence, shot from the right, and set the Stade de France on fire (56′, 1-0).

A goal that rewards the tricolor domination, but the Blues will not stop there. Ten minutes later, it was Olivier Giroud’s turn to show up. On a cross from the right of Antoine Griezmann, the second top scorer in the history of the French team places his head and doubles the lead (65 ‘, 2-0). In the shelter, the Blues manage the end of the match and even pass close to 3-0 twice by Kylian Mbappé (67’, 90’+1).


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