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France / Austria: The notes of the Blues
Posted on September 22, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. by The editorial staff
This Thursday, France faced Austria in the League of Nations. A meeting won by the men of Didier Deschamps (2-0) thanks in particular to Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud, but other players have distinguished themselves. Here are the notes of the Blues for this meeting against the Austrians.
Mike Maignan (5) : Holder in the absence of Lloris, Maignan will have lived a very quiet half-time, not having to work. Injured, the Milanese however had to leave at half-time and he was replaced by Alfonso Areola (5). And the doorman West Ham also lived 45 minutes during which he had no stops to make.
Benoit Badiashile (6.5) : First tenure for the Monegasque and it is successful. In effect, Badiashile gave a very interesting performance. Very solid in the duels and his interventions, the neo-international was also invaluable thanks to his qualities of recovery, whether at short or long distance.
Raphael Varane (6) : Back with the Blues after missing the last rallies, Varana showed that he had returned to a very good level. In fact, the player Manchester United was reassuring, covering his two central defense friends very well when it could pass behind their backs.
Jules Koundé (Not rated): Unfortunately for the Barcelonian, the match was very short. physically touched, Kounde quickly had to give up his place (23rd). Replaced by William Saliba (5). The player ofArsenal will have made a very diligent comeback. Well concentrated, Saliba was very rarely caught off guard.
Ferland Mendy (5) : Having the entire left lane all to himself, the player in the real Madrid was quite discreet, he who nevertheless has very good offensive qualities. Although Mendy has attempted to make, the differences achieved have been rare.
Aurelien Tchouameni (7) : In line with his performance with the Real Madrid, Tchouameni was impressive. Boss of the midfield, the French international scratched a lot of balls. Valuable defensively, Chouameni also showed that he could project himself very well. He was also close to scoring thanks to a sublime return, which finally hit the crossbar (35th).
Youssouf Fofana (6.5) : Like Badiashile, Fofana also succeeded in his big first with the Blues. In midfield, the playerAS Monaco was very active. Next to Chouamenihe formed a very good duo and stood out by harassing the opponent and pressing many times, which allowed the Blues to recover the balls.
Jonathan Clauss (5.5) : Free in his right lane, the player of theOM showed throughout the match his very good qualities as attackers. Many times, clause found himself in a central position, although he lacked precision in the penultimate gesture. The Marseillais also found himself in front of the goals, however missing a very good opportunity (52nd). Very good offensively clause however, was able to be a little more feverish when it came to defending.
Antoine Griezmann (6) : Never stingy with effort, Griezmann was very restless as usual. In trouble at theAtletico, the number 7 of the Blues was successful tonight. At the controls of the gameFrance team, Griezmann multiplied the shifts and he ended up being decisive by delivering a perfect cross for Olivier Giroud, author of the second goal of the Blues. Replaced by Ousmane Dembele (78th)
Olivier Giroud (8) : Taking advantage of the absence of Benzemathe player A.C. Milan showed how important it could be for Didier Deschamps, who does not necessarily trust him. In effect, Giroud was invaluable in the conservation of the ball, in the play in support and in his discounts. This is also how he delivered a decisive pass for Mbappe. And Olivier Giroud then managed to find the net with a header on a serve from Griezmann (65th). Replaced by Christopher Nkunku (78th).
Kylian Mbappe (7) : It’s no longer a surprise, the crack of the PSG is the main danger of the Blues. On several occasions throughout the meeting, Mbappe got big chances, but often missed despite being face-to-face with Patrick Pentz, the Austrian goalkeeper. But the efforts of Kylian Mbappe ended up being rewarded since it was he who opened the scoring (56th) after a solo feat, thus putting the Blues on the road to victory. Replaced by Randal Kolo Muani (91st).