Austria 1-1 France
Watch Mbappe’s recording at the top
Kylian Mbappe saved a new French gift with his goal after 60 minutes in Vienna. By that time, the French had struggled and were under 0-1. Paris Saint-Germain’s equalizing goal brought the visitors one long-awaited point in the Nations League.
Mbappe himself would not agree that he is a savior.
No, because we didn’t win. We’re taking that point and going to win on Monday, Mbappe tells TF1, reproduced by RMC.
France manager Didier Deschamps agrees with his player that the team has a bit to work with.
We had many chances in the second half. We had control but no efficiency. This is not the outcome we were hoping for.
France, the great power, had a somewhat unusual start to the tournament. The world champions since 2018 entered the match with just one point out of six possible. After Friday’s game, they reached the bottom of their Nations League group with two points. There are two points up to Croatia and Austria. Denmark leads with six points.
At first, Ralph Rangnick’s men marched against France. Nicolas Seewald and Stefan Lainer both received yellow cards before playing the quarter-finals.
The home team’s fans cheered as Konrad Laimers’ header scored a goal for Andreas Weimann, but the home team’s goalkeeper showed off his lightning reaction.
The party was destroyed by a goal by Mbappe, and the match ended 1-1.
Austria started the Nations League with a surprise win when they beat Croatia 3-0, before seeing themselves defeat 1-2 against Denmark. Now they have one point against France.
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