DIRECT. Croatia – France (1-0): Griezmann unlocks his counter

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The essential :

  • In group 3, France is 2nd with 7 points, also by points with Portugal. The Portuguese have a better goal difference.
  • The Croats are 3rd with 3 points.
  • Didier Deschamps will test an attack composed of Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappé.

Follow the match live:

14 ‘. Huge opportunity for Mbappé. Still on his left wing, the French striker delivers a marvelous lobed pass for Martial in the penalty area. Martial serves Mbappé again against the empty goal. But his strike in first intention shaves the left post of Luvakovic.

12 ‘. The Blues hold the ball. On a superb in-depth opening from Adrien Rabiot, the Blues even had a golden opportunity to double the bet. But as a 2 against 1 loomed, the French knitted a little too much, leaving the Croatian defense to recover.

9 ‘. GRIEZMANN GOAL! Following a poorly cleared corner by the Croatian defense, the French midfielder recovers the ball in the opposing penalty area. He manages to deceive Livakovic with a heavy strike under the bar.

4 ‘. Yellow for Lucas Digne. The French defender has roughly put an end to a Croatian counter to the midfield by destabilizing his vis-à-vis. In the process, it was midfielder Vlasic who also received his warning, after wiping his feet a little on Mendy.

3 ‘. Kylian Mbappé gave himself a first overflow on the left wing, but its center has not found a taker. The Croats responded with an offensive, also on the wing and two centers of Perisic … And without danger for Lloris.

0 ‘. Let’s go ! The match was kicked off by Björn Kuipers, a Dutch referee. The French have the ball.

8:40 p.m. Pictures of the warm-up. Captain Hugo Lloris and his teammates train a few minutes before kick-off in Zagreb.

8:30 p.m. Griezmann’s performance will be closely scrutinized. The French player suffers from a breakdown of confidence and efficiency under the blue tunic. By renewing his pattern in 4-4-2, Didier Deschamps once again entrusts him with the keys to the animation of the French team.

8:25 p.m. The Blues are in the stadium. The French players arrived in Maksimir in Zagreb just under an hour ago.

8:20 p.m. The French are second in their group. The Blues have as many points (7) as Portugal, leader of group A of the Nations League, but rank second on goal difference. Croatia are third before the evening meeting, behind by four points. Sweden brings up the rear.

8:15 p.m. Never two 4-2 without three? On September 8, France found its 2018 World Cup opponent for the first time. The French won 4-2, with a first selection for Eduardo Camavinga. The same score as in the final in Russia.

8:10 p.m. The composition of Croatia: Livakovic – Uremovic, Lovren, Vida, Barisic – Badelj, Modric – Pasalic, Vlasic (cap), Perisic – Petkovic

8:05 p.m. What composition for the Blues? On its Twitter account, the French Football Federation has just unveiled the starting lineup of the France team. Main surprise: a midfielder made up of Adrien Rabiot, Steven Nzonzi and Corentin Tolisso. At the peak, Martial and Mbappé will take care of the offensive animation.

20 hours. Good evening everyone and welcome to the Parisian! As soon as the President of the Republic has presented the new measures to deal with the health crisis, the Croatia-France match can start.

Article original de: www.leparisien.fr

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