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A big France 'clear' to Poland (3-0) to the rhythm of Kylian Mbappé

Published:4/12/2022 - 17:57h

Updated:4/12/2022 - 18:04h

France continues on its way to revalidate the title and has left Robert Lewandowski's Poland on the way. Between Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé they keep the dream of 'les bleus' alive

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France has suffered more than the account to put between the eight better selections of the world and try revalidate the title that won in 2018 and, before, in 1998. 'Them bleus', upper in general lines, saw -of moments- against the ropes in front of a Poland that, although it had left a lot of doubts in phase of groups, showed his more competitive version in the To the Thumama Stadium. Nevertheless, with Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud and a big Antoine Griezmann, the life is much easier.

After his 'revolution' against Tunisia, Didier Deschamps no especuló in his alignment and took out the best that had available, with Mbappé, Giroud and Dembélé to charge of the offensive actions in front of a Poland that had, again, to Robert Lewandowski and Szczesny like big leading. In paper, France split like indisputable favourite. In the practice, did not have it so easy.

As it had happened against Australia and Denmark, France takeed the initiative of the borne and did not take in putting to work to a Szczesny that has been figure (once again and as always). A head butt of Varane, a ridden of Mbappé that finish in a centre that did not take advantage of Dembélé or a shot from half distance of Tchouameni that cleared the guardameta of the Juventus, went the first approaches of a France that did not want speculations.

Poland, in front of the repeated occasions but surprising failures of 'them bleus', left to hide in his field and, after the first half hour of party, put against the ropes to the defence gala, especially after a triple occasion that, of miracle, did not finish in goal: Lloris took out a finish potentísimo of Zielinski and produced a double opportunity that finish taking out in the line.

When worse happened it the ones of Didier Deschamps, Kylian Mbappé appeared to direct to his to the quarter-finals. The forward of the Paris Saint-Germain, that has dressed of star, filtered a good pass for Olivier Giroud that did not forgive and commanded a finish crossed in which Szczesny no longer could answer.

The one of always, Mbappé

The plan of Poland began to undo with the advantage for France in the marker, especially after the resumption in which they began to feel much more comfortable and took advantage of each possible change of speed to generate wrap in the area of the Poles. The 2-0 could arrive prompt with an acrobatic definition of Olivier Giroud in the 58', but before the referee there was pitado a fault of Varane on Szczesny that was, as little, debatable.

France had them of all the colours with Griezmann of leader and Mbappé participating in almost all the acicones. Precisely, 'The Principito' was the attendant to begin a big played and opened so that Dembélé centred to the of the PSG, but the guardameta anticipated to steal him the balloon before his arrival.

Nevertheless, to fault of fifteen minutes for the end Mbappé had his prize: In a contragolpe begun by a clear of Griezmann in defence, the balloon fell in the boots of a Giroud that opened for the career of Dembélé. It centred for the '10', that did it all easy: it Controlled and it commanded a shot up, very strong, to turn into the maximum goleador of Qatar 2022 and, more important still, seal the classification of France to the quarter-finals.

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