The first in the eighth: France beat Denmark 1:2

Games like the one we got tonight (Saturday) at the 974 Stadium in Qatar are exactly the reason why we watch football. At the end of a rhythmic game with countless situations and a late decision, France beat Denmark 1:2 and officially became the first to advance to the round of 16.

Today, the world champion showed her full set of abilities in attack when Ousmane Dembele was hot and did not stop creating situations, Antoine Griezmann and Adrien Rabiot threatened several times, Theo Hernandez provided several dangerous balls and one person stood out above all of them – Kylian Mbappe – who finished with a brace and had a simply wonderful game.

Mbappe was the first to get on the scoreboard in the 61st minute when he completed a double-pass down the left wing with Hernandez to score from outside the box, only to see Andreas Christensen hit the net from close range to equalize just seven minutes later.

If until the two goals the game was all about France, suddenly Denmark woke up and both teams sent players forward, but Mbappe once again proved that he is above everyone else and with a great movement in depth he took advantage of Griezmann’s accurate level and pushed the winning goal from close range in the 86th minute.

The French team is doing its part and will continue at least one more step in the fight to defend the title. On the other hand, Denmark will reach the final round in a disadvantageous position from third place and will meet Australia for a head-to-head battle for the place in the next stage.

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