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France Keep their hopes of survival in the first division of the Nations League alive Olivier Giroud He became the top scorer in their history in the 2-0 defeat at home Austria.

Kylian Mbappe broke the scoring in the 56th minute with a superb finish after beating five defenders after a superb pass from Giroud, before the Milan striker headed home from an Antoine Griezmann penalty four minutes later.


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Giroud, who once again proved to his manager, Didier Deschamps, that he is more than a third attacking player, aged 35 years and 357 days – 70 days older than France’s top scorer, Roger Marche, when he scored. against Spain in December 1959.

But France’s victory came at a price, as defender Jules Conde and goalkeeper Mike Minnan were injured. They could join Karim Benzema, Hugo Lloris and Paul Pogba on the sidelines.

France, who travel to Denmark On Sunday, it climbed to third place in Group A in the First Division with five points from the same number of matches as a result of the victory. Deschamps said, “We did what we had to do. Our intentions were good, everyone motivated a lot and there are a lot of positives. The mentality was good, it was a very good performance.”

The Croatia Substitute Louvreau Maiger’s goal scored a 2-1 victory Denmark In the other group game, the winning goal came just two minutes after visiting captain Christian Eriksen scored a superb equalizer.

Borna Sosa opened the scoring for the hosts with a superb finish four minutes after the break, but a magical moment from Eriksen seemed ready to secure a point as he netted a superb shot in the 77th minute.

Lovro Mager celebrated after bringing Croatia back up front against Denmark.
Lovro Mager celebrated after bringing Croatia back up front against Denmark. Photo: Pixsell / MB Media / Getty Images

But the relief was short-lived, as Mager picked up the ball on the edge of the box and shook it past Kasper Schmeichel. Croatia leads the group now with 10 points, one point behind Denmark.

Cody Jacobo scored early and Steven Bergwijn added a second to score the win Holland won 2-0 at Poland.

Jakbo’s opening match came in the 13th minute at Narodoy at the end of a simple passing move as the striker used Denzel Dumfries’ perfect square pass by an inch after the Polish defense was marked.

Bergwijn doubled the lead in the 60th minute, coming off the left flank to play smart one and two with substitute Vincent Janssen and hit the ball brilliantly into the net. Louis van Gaal’s side have now won four of their five matches in Group D in Ligue 1 and are three points ahead of Belgium, who beat Wales 2-1.

turkey And the Luxembourg He played an exciting match of six goals in the first group of League C, where Ismail Yuksek scored in the 87th minute to save the hosts with a 3-3 draw, while the other group match also ended in a draw. Lithuania a necklace Faroe Islands With a 1-1 draw.