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Austria 1-1 France

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Mbappe’s late equaliser rescues a point for France. Austria imposed themselves quickly on the visitors and made it an uncomfortable first half for Didier Deschamps’ side.

They prevented France from creating any real chances, before scoring with a clinical break of their own through Weimann.

However, France were much-improved after the interval. Coman and Benzema both missed chances, before the introduction of Mbappe changed the game.

The attacker slotted in a superb late equaliser, before hitting the bar late on as France pushed for a winner.

Nevertheless, Austria defended with determination and held on for a 1-1 draw.

Starting lineup:

AUSTRIA (4-4-2): Patrick Pentz; Stefan Lainer, Gernot Trauner, David Alaba, Maximilian Wober; Konrad Laimer, Xaver Schlager, Nicolas Seiwald, Marcel Sabitzer; Andreas Weimann, Marko Arnautovic.

SUBS: Martin Fraisl, Karim Onisiwo, Christopher Trimmel, Valentino Lazaro, Hannes Wolf, Dejan Ljubicic, Patrick Wimmer, Christoph Baumgartner, Heinz Lindner, Sasa Kalajdzic, Kevin Danso, Michael Gregoritsch.

FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Ibrahima Konate, William Saliba, Theo Hernandez; Aurelien Tchouameni, Boubacar Kamara; Moussa Diaby, Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman; Karim Benzema.

SUBS: Lucas Digne, Adrien Rabiot, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappe, Alphonse Areola, Wissam Ben Yedder, Mike Maignan, Jonathan Clauss, Christopher Nkunku, Jules Kounde, Lucas Hernandez, Matteo Guendouzi.


GOALL! WEIMANN! 1-0. Austria take the lead. The hosts hit France on the break as Arnautovic dribbles into the box. The striker finds Laimer on the overlap and he places a precise low cross into the six-yard box, where Weimann is on hand to tap it into an empty net!

GOALL! MBAPPE! 1-1. France equalise. Konate races out the back and finds Mbappe, who plays a rapid one-two with Nkunku, before collecting the return pass and lashing a fierce finish in at the near post from 12 yards!

So, what’s next?

With Croatia beating Denmark 1-0, Austria move level on points with Denmark while France fall to the foot of the group.

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Abdul Aziz Shaikh
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