Kylian Mbappe Shines As France Beat Denmark To Qualify For Round 16 In Qatar

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Kylian Mbappe was the star of the night as he scored two goals against Denmark to put France at the top of Group D.

Kylian Mbappe Shines As France Beat Denmark To Qualify For Round 16 In Qatar

Though Denmark were the first to go ahead in the game, the PSG forward rounded it up by scoring a brace to grab a win for France.

This win means France have qualified for the knockout round as the beat Denmark at Stadium 974 on Saturday evening.

The defending champions improved to two wins from two after coming back to defeat Australia 4-1 in their opening game.

In the game against Australia, Les Bleus’ Olivier Giroud scored twice to keep up his excellent form, and Kylian Mbappe opened his campaign with a goal against the Socceroos.

In a tight game on Saturday, France defeated a tenacious Danish team 2-1 to become the first team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to advance to the knockout round.

The two goals from Kylian Mbappe came in the second half of the thrilling encounter.

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Theo Hernandez, a defender, connected with the dynamic Mbappe, whose shot deflected off Andreas Christensen’s heel and into the goal to give France the lead in the 61st minute. The goal came after a scoreless first half in which the defending champions controlled but failed to score.

Seven minutes later, Denmark equalized, and Christensen made up for the deflection by launching a strong header beyond upset French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

In the 86th minute, Mbappe put the game away by converting Antoine Griezmann’s cross and kicking the ball with his thigh into the goal.

The Danes and the Tunisians are both on one point, while France leads Group D with six points, three more than Australia, which earlier in the day defeated Tunisia 1-0.

Despite the fact that it was clear there was a quality gap between the two teams, France was pushed to work hard by Denmark, who had previously defeated them twice in the Uefa Nations League.

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On the 61st minute in the game against Denmark, France’s Mbappe scored quickly from a cutback from Theo Hernandez to give France the lead.

Kylian Mbappe Ran The Show As France Beat Denmark To Top The Group D Table

Five minutes later, Andreas Christensen scored from a corner after taking advantage of Joachim Andersen’s assist.

Throughout the game, French footballers proved that they were on a different level. When they had the ball, they were dominant and generated all forms of opportunities.

The two backup midfielders who have replaced the injured N’golo Kante and Paul Pogba are Adrien Rabiot and Aurelien Tchouameni, and they have had a strong start to the World Cup.

They rapidly advance France into the assaulting phase, which they have perfected.

Griezmann makes a good No. 10 behind the two strikers. The standout play of the first half was his pass to Mbappe in the 20th minute.

As they pursued Mbappe’s run, it was threaded through Denmark and fell so enticingly into his stride that Christensen was forced to take a booking to halt the breakaway.

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Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele are two extremely different wingers who represent France’s objectives on the ball.

So far in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, it has been proven that to win a game in the competition is not an easy task. Even with the help of Kingsley Coman and Marcus Thuram, France are still made to work hard for their win. But with the availability of Mbappe in his current form, France are indeed unstoppable.

With six points, France currently leads Group D. Australia is in second place with three points. Denmark and Tunisia are last in the group with one point each.

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