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90' + 2'
M. Diaby
J. Koundé
A. Cornelius
J. Mæhle
1 - 2
V. Nelsson
Yellow Card
A. Cornelius
P. Højbjerg
1 - 1
K. Benzema
C. Nkunku
1 - 0

Match Stats

59% 40%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 687 465
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Croatia CRO Croatia 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13 W W W W D
2 Denmark DEN Denmark 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 W L W L W
3 France FRA France 6 1 2 3 5 7 -2 5 L W L D D
4 Austria AUT Austria 6 1 1 4 6 10 -4 4 L L L D L




Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Denmark's 2-1 away win over France in the Nations League.
It's the perfect start for Denmark in their Nations League campaign, as they get off to winning ways with an unexpected away victory. They'll travel to Austria next as they look to make it two from two. For the hosts, defeat means they see their run of five straight victories ended and they'll head into a trip to Croatia on Monday sitting third in the group.
Referee Zwayer blows the whistle, and it's a remarkable turnaround for the visitors as they come from a goal behind to run out 2-1 victors over the reigning World Cup champions. They found themselves behind on 51 minutes, when Nkunku linked up cleverly with Benzema in the box before the Real Madrid striker made space for a shot and then calmly slotted into the bottom corner. However, the visitors fought to get back into the game and substitute Cornelius got his nation level on 68 minutes, when a Hojbjerg ball over the top picked him out. The forward took it first-time, and sidefooted into the back of the net to make it 1-1. Kante nearly put his side back into the lead moments later, but his curled effort from 25 yards out rattled the crossbar. The comeback was completed with just two minutes of normal time left to play. Cornelius chased onto a Maehle throughball, before lashing a powerful drive over Lloris and into the roof of the goal to make it 2-1. The hosts huffed and puffed for an equaliser, but the Danes held firm for an impressive 2-1 victory.
90' + 6' Clauss fires an effort from range well over, and that might be that.
90' + 4' Cornelius is momentarily down with a facial injury, as the seconds tick by in Paris.
J. Clauss
K. Coman
90' + 2' Coman is also replaced by Clauss.
M. Diaby
J. Koundé
90' + 2' Diaby comes on for Kounde in an attacking change.
90' There's going to be four minutes of additional time at the end of this game. Can Denmark hold on?
90' A Kounde cross finds Rabiot in the middle, but the midfielder's header is really poor and Schmeichel easily catches it. That was a big opportunity for the French.
J. Mæhle
88' Maehle's lofted pass was excellent, before Cornelius smashed home.
A. Cornelius
88' The Danes take the lead!!! Cornelius latches onto a ball over the top, but it looks like Kounde is going to snuff it out. However, the striker just manages to fire at goal, and his powerful shot from a tight angle goes over Lloris and into the roof of the net to make it 2-1 to the visitors.
87' What a chance!!! Eriksen receives the ball in the area and it looks for all the world that he's going to put his side in front. However, Lloris gets down really well to his right to deny the Brentford man's low shot.
M. Jensen
T. Delaney
85' Hjulmand puts on Jensen for Delaney.
M. Braithwaite
A. Skov Olsen
84' Skov Olsen makes way for Braithwaite.
82' Nkunku turns and makes space for a shot in the box, but his drilled effort is straight at Schmeichel.
80' So close!!! Kante curls an effort from 25 yards out towards the top corner, and it looks to be heading in until it comes back off the post as Schmeichel could only watch it.
A. Rabiot
A. Griezmann
78' Rabiot is on for Griezmann.
76' Maehle gives the ball away as the visitors look to get their noses in front, before Delaney drags down Griezmann in midfield.
74' Griezmann is the man trusted with the free-kick, but his set-piece is watched well over his own crossbar by Schmeichel.
V. Nelsson
Yellow Card
72' Nelsson goes in the book for dragging down Tchouameni, in a really dangerous shooting position outside the box.
71' What a save!!! Lloris makes a superb stop to push a powerful Skov Olsen shot wide. That looked to be destined for the top corner. The wide-man cut onto his left foot before lashing an effort at goal, only for the Tottenham goalkeeper to pull off his heroics.
70' It's a real body blow for the hosts. Can they get themselves back in front?
P. Højbjerg
68' Hojbjerg's pass was perfect to allow Cornelius to send the ball nestling in the back of the net.
A. Cornelius
68' It's 1-1!!! Cornelius gets his side back on level terms with an excellent finish. Hojbjerg curled a ball through to pick him out in the box, before the striker sidefooted first-time into the back of the net past Lloris.
67' Kristensen tries to curl an effort towards the far corner, but he can't get enough bend on it and the ball skims wide for a goal-kick.
65' Can the visitors find a way back into this match?
63' Benzema and Griezmann look to link up on the edge of the box, but the latter's touch is heavy and Hojbjerg takes possession.
W. Saliba
R. Varane
61' Varane limps off, with Saliba on in his place.
R. Kristensen
J. Vestergaard
60' Kristensen comes on for Vestergaard.
M. Damsgaard
D. Wass
60' Hjulmand also brings on Damsgaard for Wass.
A. Cornelius
K. Dolberg
60' Dolberg makes way for Cornelius.
59' Deschamp's men have had 10 shots so far, to their opponent's three.
57' France have won all six of their home games against Denmark, and look on their way to a seventh here.
55' The hosts have come to life here, and are looking very threatening when they come forward.
53' Griezmann slides a dangerous cross into the middle, but Vestergaard is there to clear and prevent the hosts scoring a quick second goal.
L. Hernández
51' Nkunku's clever flick gave the ball to Benzema in the box, who still had a lot to do. The resulting fancy footwork allowed the Real Madrid striker the space to shoot, before he expertly finished.
K. Benzema
51' France take the lead!!! It's that man Benzema with a sublime goal, as he slides the ball past Schmeichel into the bottom corner. He plays a clever one-two with Nkunku in the area, before dribbling past a couple of players in the box and calmly slotting into the back of the net to give his side a 1-0 advantage.
50' Varane shows his experience as he cleverly wins a foul, as he was put under pressure by Dolberg in a precarious area.
48' Schmeichel makes a big stop to deny Benzema as the striker hooked an effort at goal. The Danish goalkeeper did really well to push it away from danger before his teammates cleared the ball upfield.
46' France get us back under way for the second period.
C. Nkunku
K. Mbappé
46' Mbappe does indeed make way, as Nkunku comes on in his place.
Mbappe going off would be a big blow for the hosts. Who will they bring on to replace him if worse comes to worst?
The referee blows the whistle for half-time, with the scoreline goalless. It was the visitors who had the first opportunity of the evening, when Dolberg pulled the ball across goal for Maehle. However, the Danish full-back's shot hit the side netting as Lloris scampered across his goalline. Benzema then went close but saw his shot blocked, before he had a goal disallowed on 15 minutes. Mbappe played him in beautifully, but his sidefooted finish was ruled out by the offside flag. Mbappe then went down injured just before half-time and didn't make his way back onto the pitch before the interval, so it remains to be seen whether he is back out for the second half.
45' + 1' Mbappe is down clutching at his leg and looks in a bit of discomfort.
45' The referee has added on one minute at the end of this first half.
43' Wass whips a dangerous low cross into the area, but Lloris does well to come and claim it before Dolberg can tap into the back of the net.
41' Dolberg tries to lay the ball off to Maehle on the edge of the area, but the full-back's touch is heavy and the opportunity for a shot is taken off him by Kante.
39' A Skov Olsen cross into the box causes havoc momentarily, until Maehle's effort with his toe is gratefully gathered by Lloris.
37' Vestergaard receives a telling-off for nipping the heels of Benzema in midfield.
35' The hosts are trying to work an opening, but Hjulmand's men are defending resolutely and holding firm.
33' Some good work from Maehle and Delaney wins a throw-in on the left-hand side in the French half, but they give it away and the hosts counter. Hojbjerg gets in with a vital challenge in his own box though to take the ball off the toes of Mbappe.
31' Mbappe cuts onto his right boot and sets his sights for the far corner, but he doesn't get it right and it's straight at Schmeichel.
29' Delaney tries to put Dolberg in on goal, but he gets too much on his through ball and it skips through to Lloris.
28' Dolberg is okay to continue, and makes his way back onto the field of play.
27' Dolberg is down receiving treatment after being caught with a stray arm by Coman.
25' The visitors are having their first decent spell of possession for a while, as they look to just calm a few of the nerves caused by Benzema's disallowed goal.
23' Coman screams for a foul after being brought down by Nelsson as he skipped past the centre-half, but referee Felix Zwayer waves away his protests and awards a goal-kick.
21' Coman tries to pick out a teammate in the area with a cross, but Nelsson is there to head it away from danger before Benzema or Mbappe can pounce.
19' The hosts have really grown into the game now, and are looking the most likely to grab the opening goal of this match.
17' It's a let-off for the Danes as they were carved open, only to be saved by the offside flag. They'll have to tighten up at the back if they want to get a result here.
15' No goal!!! Benzema thinks he has put his side in front after Mbappe played him in, but his low finish into the bottom corner past Schmeichel counts for nothing as he is ruled offside when the ball was played.
13' What a block! Kante pulls the ball back for Benzema in the centre of the area, but Vestergaard is well placed to block the prolific striker's shot before his team-mates clear up.
11' Coman looks to have got past Maehle on the right wing, but the Atalanta man does well to nip the ball away for a corner before the Frenchman can get a cross into the middle.
9' Griezmann lets fly from 30 yards out, but his low drive is straight at Schmeichel, who easily gathers.
7' France have their first foray forward of the match, but a loose pass allows Hojbjerg to regain possession for his team.
5' Hjulmand's side have started the better here, as they look to upset the 2018 World Cup winners.
3' Denmark are the first to go close, after a mix-up in the home defence allows Dolberg to square the ball to Maehle at the back post. The full-back just arrives too late though, and his shot hits the side netting.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are under way.
The two teams make their way onto the pitch ahead of the national anthems.
Visiting boss Kasper Hjulmand goes with three alterations from the starting line-up against Serbia, as Nelsson replaces Kristensen in the back four while Delaney comes in for Christian Norgaard. Wass is the other player chosen to start, taking the place of Jesper Lindstrom.
Home head coach Didier Deschamps makes seven changes from the 5-0 win over South Africa, as Benzema and Coman return to the starting line-up. Theo Hernandez and Lucas Hernandez come in for Digne and Kimpembe, while Kounde, Tchouameni and Lloris also start.
SUBS: Jens Stryger Larsen, Martin Braithwaite, Mathias Jensen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Peter Vindahl, Rasmus Kristensen, Yussuf Poulsen, Philip Billing, Andreas Cornelius, Nicolai Boilesen, Daniel Iversen, Robert Skov.
DENMARK (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Joachim Andersen, Victor Nelsson, Jannik Vestergaard, Joakim Maehle; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Thomas Delaney; Daniel Wass, Christian Eriksen, Andreas Skov Olsen; Kasper Dolberg.
SUBS: Alphonse Areola, Benjamin Pavard, Moussa Diaby, Jonathan Clauss, Lucas Digne, Wissam Ben Yedder, Adrien Rabiot, Mike Maignan, Matteo Guendouzi, William Saliba, Christopher Nkunku, Presnel Kimpembe.
FRANCE (3-4-1-2): Hugo Lloris; Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Lucas Hernandez; Kingsley Coman, N'Golo Kante, Aurelien Tchouameni, Theo Hernandez; Antoine Griezmann; Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe.
The visitors head into this game off the back of a very successful World Cup qualification campaign, winning nine of their 10 games and only losing one on their way to securing their place in Qatar. Their last match was a 3-0 friendly victory over Serbia.
The hosts come into the opening match of their Nations League campaign off the back of five straight victories, including an 8-0 thrashing of Kazakhstan in their penultimate World Cup qualifier. Their last game was a 5-0 victory over South Africa in a friendly in March.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Nations League clash between France and Denmark.