The French national team won its first victory in the current Nations League draw, beating Austria.
On Thursday, September 22, four matches were played as part of the fifth round of the group stage of the elite division of the League of Nations – League A.
The main event of the day was the first victory of the reigning world champions in this season of the League of Nations – national team of France. Deschamps’ wards beat the Austrian national team 2:0 in their native walls.
Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring in the 56th minute. And 10 minutes later, Olivier Giroud ended a long attack by the French with a header after a pass from the right wing by Antoine Griezmann.
France – Austria – 2:0
goals: Mbappe, 56, Giroud, 65
In another match of Group 1 of League A, Croatia defeated Denmark 2:1 at home.
Sosa and Mayer scored for the Croatians, and Christian Eriksen scored a stunning long-range goal for the Danes.
Croatia – Denmark – 2:1
goals: Sosa, 49, Mayer, 79 – Eriksen, 77
The Croatian national team is in first place in Group 1 with 10 points, Denmark is second with 9 points. France scored only five points and is in third place, while Austria with 4 points is the last in the quartet.
In the final round, France will play as a guest against Denmark, and Croatia will compete against Austria on the road.
In Group 4 of League A, the Belgian national team defeated Wales 2:1 at home.
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in the 11th minute. In the 38th minute, Michy Batshuayi doubled the home team’s lead. In the 50th minute, Kieffer Moore played one ball. However, the Welsh could not completely turn the tide of the meeting.
Belgium – Wales – 2:1
goals: De Bruyne, 10, Batshuayi, 37 – Moore, 50
In another match of this group, the Netherlands national team dealt with the Polish national team on the road with a score of 2:0.
In the 13th minute, Cody Gakpo opened the scoring in the match. He was assisted by Denzel Dumfries. Steven Bergwein put the finishing touches on the match in the 60th minute. Vincent Janssen acted as his assistant.
Poland – Netherlands – 0:2
goals: Hakpo, 13, Bergwein, 60
The Belgian national team scored 10 points and rose to second place in the standings. The team of Wales with one point occupies the last place in the tournament table of group 4. The first place in group 4 is the Netherlands – 13 points, Poland is third with 4 points.
In the next round, the Belgian national team will play against the Netherlands, Wales will host Poland.
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