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World CupFrance 1-2 Denmark

France 1-2 Denmark

Referee Zwayer blows the whistle, and it’s a remarkable turnaround for the visitors as they come from a goal behind to run out 2-1 victors over France.

They found themselves behind on 51 minutes when Nkunku linked up with Benzema in the box before the Real Madrid striker made space for a shot and then calmly slotted into the bottom corner.

However, the visitors fought to get back into the game and substitute Cornelius got his national level on 68 minutes.

When a Hojbjerg ball over the top picked him out, the forward took it the first time and sidefooted into the back of the net to make it 1-1.

Kante nearly put his side back into the lead moments later, but his curled effort from 25 yards out rattled the crossbar.

The comeback was completed with just two minutes of normal time left to play.

Cornelius chased onto a Maehle through ball before lashing a powerful drive over Lloris and into the roof of the goal to make it 2-1.

The hosts huffed and puffed for an equaliser, but the Danes held firm for an impressive 2-1 victory.

Starting lineup:

FRANCE (3-4-1-2): Hugo Lloris; Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Lucas Hernandez; Kingsley Coman, N’Golo Kante, Aurelien Tchouameni, Theo Hernandez; Antoine Griezmann; Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe.

DENMARK (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Joachim Andersen, Victor Nelsson, Jannik Vestergaard, Joakim Maehle; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Thomas Delaney; Daniel Wass, Christian Eriksen, Andreas Skov Olsen; Kasper Dolberg.


France, take the lead!!! It’s that man Benzema with a sublime goal as he slides the ball past Schmeichel into the bottom corner. He plays a clever one-two with Nkunku in the area before dribbling past a couple of players in the box and calmly slotting into the back of the net to give his side a 1-0 advantage.

It’s 1-1!!! Cornelius gets his side back on level terms with an excellent finish. Hojbjerg curled a ball through to pick him out in the box before the striker sidefooted first-time into the back of the net past Lloris.

The Danes take the lead!!! Cornelius latches onto a ball over the top, but it looks like Kounde will snuff it out. However, the striker manages to fire at goal, and his powerful shot from a tight angle goes over Lloris and into the roof of the net to make it 2-1 to the visitors.

So, what’s next?

It’s the perfect start for Denmark in their Nations League campaign, as they get off to winning ways with an unexpected away victory.

They’ll travel to Austria next as they look to make it two from two.

For the hosts, defeat means they see their five straight victories ended.

And they’ll head into a trip to Croatia on Monday sitting third in the group.

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