Denmark vs France
UEFA Nations League
France have had a disastrous Nations League campaign by their standards. They went into the fixture to finish things positively.
Denmark meanwhile overachieved in the tournament and hoped to carry the momentum. Things did go as per the hosts’ plan.
Dolberg and Skov Olsen scored in the first half to give their nation a two-goal lead. No further goals were in the remainder of the half. The score remained the same at full time as well.
Denmark vs France: Match report
Denmark: Schmeichel (c) – Kristensen (Bah, 90th+1), Andersen, A. Christensen, Maehle – Delaney (Kjaer, 71st), Eriksen, Hojbjerg – Skov Olsen (Braithwaite, 71st), Dolberg (Hojlund, 59th) , Damsgaard (Lindström, 59th).
Subs: O. Christensen (l.), Ronnow (l.), Nelsson, Jensen, Billing, Stryger Larsen, Wass.
Coach: Kasper Hjulmand.
France: Areola – Saliba (Clauss, 46th), Upamecano, Badiashile – Pavard, Tchouaméni, Camavinga (Fofana, 46th), F. Mendy (Truffert, 65th) – Griezmann (c, Kolo Muani, 81st) – Giroud (Nkunku, 65th) , Mbappe.
Subs: Lafont (l.), Mandanda (l.), Varane, Guendouzi, Veretout, Dembélé.
Coach: Didier Deschamps.
Post match reaction
France coach, Didier Deschamps: “We lost the battle because this Danish team made a lot of impact and we were less efficient even though we had 25 or 30 minutes where we did good things. We had no success. I think they score on their first chance. On set pieces, situations were repeated: they found themselves three or four times with a Dane alone in the area. No matter the system, it must not happen. We achieved good things three days ago against Austria, Denmark had achieved less in Croatia but the players were warned of what awaited them here. In terms of commitment and duels, they were much more solid and consistent than us.”