Notes of the Blues
After the victory of France against Denmark (2-1), on Saturday.
Kylian Mbappe (8/10)
The man of the match, obviously, with a brace in front of goal, with a throw from Hernandez (61st) and a cross from Griezmann (86th). Before that, he was noticeably mowed from behind by Christensen as he circled on goal (19th) and missed his recovery which flew off into the clouds (40th). With more spaces since the start of the second period, Mbappé was set to tip the scales in favor of EDF.
Antonio Griezmann (7)
It is a confirmation: he is the number 1 of this team. “Grizi” had already taken control of the Blues in the first game, he had this axial free electron role again to play with his teammates. He notably launches Mbappé on Christensen’s big foul (36th) and crosses for the Italian prodigy to make it 2-1 (86th). Generous in defense.
Ousmane Dembélé (7)
Excellent performance from the Blues’ right fielder. “Dembouz” was dangerous from the start with his provocations on the ball and his crosses found fertile ground on several occasions, for Giroud (16th), Rabiot (21st), Tchouaméni (33rd), Mbappé (40th ). He played free, before fading a bit at second. Defensively involved.
Dayot Upamecano (6.5)
He won almost every duel he played in the first half and proved to be quite solid during the Danish domination. Interesting in recovery to stretch, he earned his place in this left thrust position alongside Raphaël Varane.
Aurelien Tchouameni (6)
He has to become one of the leaders of the team, he is becoming one. Not very discreet at the first relaunch, he clearly brought his players back from the locker room, even offering a goal ball to Griezmann (60th). He misses the 2-1 header by no means (78th). Upon recovery, he’s a crack.
Adriano Rabiot (6)
A sacred presence in the midfield battle. He let his attacking partners make up the difference in the game, but handed Giroud (9th) a ball and had two good chances (from a header, 21st, from an acrobatic steal, 80th) . He had a bad streak in the hour when he was caught on Christensen’s header (68th), but finished physically strong.
Theo Hernandez (6)
A talented player in attack (he proved it against Australia), Théo is a decisive passer for Mbappé in the opener (61st). He causes the Azzurri’s first alert from a center (9th), before being more discreet in his corridor (perhaps blocked by Mbappé). He was solid in defense throughout the game.
Olivier Giroud (5)
He hasn’t had many opportunities to pivot. He lacked success in front of goal, on a pass from Rabiot or a cross from Mbappé (38th). He recovered well after a hard blow to his ankle (23rd). Out in the 63rd minute.
Author of another great performance against Denmark this Saturday, Kylian Mbappé was praised by Raphaël Varane.
The Blues can thank Mbappe. Scoring two goals against Denmark this Saturday, the PSG striker allowed the French team to win (2-1) and at the same time validate their ticket to the knockout stages of the World Cup.
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Already a scorer against Australia four days ago, Bondy’s crack never ceases to amaze. After the game against the Danes, Raphael Varane it was homage to the former Monegasque.
“Have an Mbappé in your team? It helps “
“Have an Mbappé in your team? Help (smiles). He is a very talented player who makes the difference, underlined the Italian defender. We said to each other before the game to be solid collectively, to have this desire to win. And then, we put the front players in the best possible position so they can make the difference. It’s a collective work but it’s always the talent that makes the difference afterwards. »