Deja Vu: France hits Croatia in World Cup final – Football…

first_imgThe French team prevailed over Croatia with result 4: 2 in a clash of Group 2 of League A of the second edition of the League of Nations tournament. The result found Dane Lovren in the 12th and in the 43rd minute Antoine Griezmann equalize. In the added time of the first part Anthony Martial make a complete turn. In the 55th minute the reserve Josip Brekalo managed to restore equality, but I give Upamecano again gave an advance to the hosts in the 65th, a Olivier Giroud formed the final result of a penalty in the 77th minute.The match was a kind of repetition of the final of the World Cup in Russia in 2018, when the French prevailed with the same result and lifted the title.The “Roosters” started the match quite hesitantly, and after only 12 minutes of play they were behind in the result, but by the end of the first half they got up and turned the game around. The Croats did not give up and managed to equalize, but the world champions showed their class until the end of the match and took theirs.With this victory, Didier Deschamps’ alumni have two wins from two matches and have a full asset of points – 6. The Croats are on the other pole after recording two losses and are at the bottom of the group.The meeting started with a little pressure from the guests, but it was not clear.With their first serious situation, however, the Croats opened the scoring in the 16th minute. Marcelo Brozovic crosses from a corner kick and Musa Sisoko plays with his head, but failed to clear the ball in the best way. She reached Dejan Lovren, who faked Luca Hernandez and with a great kick on the diagonal found the door of Hugo Loris – 0: 1.Lovren with a worldie against France tonight 👀pic.twitter.com/dBn5DHZpVK— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) September 8, 2020After the goal, the hosts tried to set the pace of the game, but came to only one inaccurate shot by Anthony Marcial in the 23rd minute.In the following minutes, the “chess players” settled again in the middle of France, reaching several static situations from free kicks and corners, but there were no new challenges in front of Loris.Shortly after half an hour of play, the French had a great chance to equalize. The ball was stolen in the middle of the field, as Anthony Martial managed to advance and combined with Antoine Griezmann on the left in the penalty area and shot, but the goalkeeper of the guests Dominik Livakovic plunged and managed to save.Two minutes before the end of the first half, the world champions still equalized after a great attack. Anthony Martial combined with Sissoko in front of the penalty area. The Tottenham player passed for Wissem Ben Yeder, who with one touch found Martial on the left in the penalty area. The Manchester United striker passed for Antoine Griezmann, who scored close to the visitors’ goal – 1: 1. The equalizer by Griezmann against Croatiapic.twitter.com/ZaStrnhspW— Barca Times Media 🎥 (@MediaBarcaTimes) September 8, 2020However, this was not all for the first 45 minutes, as the “cocks” reached a complete turnaround in the second minute of added time. Sissoko and Ben Yeder combined great on the right, as the Monaco striker advanced and provided a great pass in the penalty area. There Lovren failed to cross the pass, and Martial managed to catch the ball, which bounced off the right crossbar of the Croats, and then hit the back of goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and entered his goal – 2: 1.Anthony Martial scoring for France you love to see it pic.twitter.com/ieozKWwqbA— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) September 8, 2020During the break, Zlatko Dalic made a change. Josip Brekalo came on to replace Ante Rebic.With 48 minutes played, the visitors could have scored the tying goal after Dayu Upamecano came through the middle, but his kick went wide.Ten minutes after the start of the second half, the Croats managed to equalize. Mateo Kovacic made a great pass from the center, which cut the defense of the world champions. Reserve Josip Brekalo managed to advance, entered the penalty area, dealt with Upamecano and Langle and with a nice shot from close range scored in the door of Loris – 2: 2.Shortly afterwards, Eduardo Camavinga appeared on the field for France, making his debut with the national shirt. He also became the youngest debut of the “cocks” since World War II – at 17 years and 303 days. #Brekalo VfL Wolfsburg player annihilates the French defense #FRACRO pic.twitter.com/wr6uluZFW7— docyassir (@docyassir) September 8, 2020Shortly afterwards, Eduardo Camavinga appeared on the field for France, making his debut with the national shirt. He also became the youngest debut of the “cocks” since World War II – at 17 years and 303 days.At the age of 17 years, 303 days, Eduardo Camavinga is the youngest player to represent France in the post-war era.A bright future ahead. ✨ pic.twitter.com/Ce7a9PHlJY— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 8, 2020In the 65th minute, France again managed to take the lead in the result. Antoine Griezmann centered in the penalty area from a corner, and there Dayu Upamecano overtook Lovren and headed the ball into the door of Livakovic for the third time.Upamecano 🔥😍France 3-2 CroatiaThe match is live on 👇🏻https://t.co/6vNI9Z4Ms2pic.twitter.com/jWpmBdpcAk– SnapGoal (@SnapGoal) September 8, 2020Six minutes later, the debutant in the home team Eduardo Camavinga advanced well and shot outside the penalty area, but Livakovic caught.Fifteen minutes before the end of the match, the Roosters were given the right to take a penalty after Marcelo Brozovic played with his hand in the penalty area, which was enough for the referee to award a penalty kick. Behind the ball stood the reserve Olivier Giroud, who sent the goalkeeper into the opposite corner – 4: 2.Martial FC gassed their starboy up so much, only for Olivier Giroud to outscore him 😭😭👋👋pic.twitter.com/YhnJK76Byl— Rush (@CarefreeRush) September 8, 2020In the last minute of regular time, Nikola Vlasic made a nice shot from the edge of the penalty area, but the ball bounced off the right crossbar of Loris.FRANCE – CROATIA 4: 2​0:1 Dane Lovren 17 ‘1:1 Antoine Griezmann 43 ‘2:1 Anthony Martial 45 + 2 ‘2:2 Josip Brekalo 55 ‘3:2 Give Upamecano 65 ‘4:2 Olivier Giroud (penalty) 77 ‘Starting lineups of both teams: This is how Les Bleus line up 🆚 Croatia #FiersdetreBleus #FRACRO pic.twitter.com/Hbs01w3xB6— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) September 8, 2020FRANCE (3-4-1-2): 1. Hugo Loris (to) – 20. I give Upamecano, 5. Clement Langle, 21. Luca Hernandez – 17. Musa Sissoko, 13. N ‘Golo Kante, 15. Stephen N ‘Zonzi, 19. Ferlan Mendy – 7. Antoine Griezmann – 22. Wissam Ben Yeder, 11. Anthony MarcialBreeder: Didier Deschamps🔥 #Croatia starting lineup! 🇭🇷🇫🇷#BeProud #NationsLeague #Fiery pic.twitter.com/uSnaUrsjCr– HNS (@HNS_CFF) September 8, 2020CROATIA (4-3-3): 1. Dominik Livakovic – 22. Dario Melnyak, 5. Duje Chaleta-Tsar, 6. Dejan Lovren, 2. Filip Uremovic – 10. Nikola Vlasic, 11. Marcelo Brozovic, 8. Mateo Kovacic – 4. Ivan Perisic (k), 9. Andrej Kramaric, 18. Ante RebicBreeder: Zlatko DalicChief Judge: Ovidiu Hategan, RomaniaStadium: Stade de France, Paris, France Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more