Mbappé watches and Kanté guidelines within the tie between France and the Netherlands | Euro Cup Germany 2024 | EUROtoday

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Thursday's masquerade gave technique to Friday's recreation. After Kylian Mbappé pretended that he was able to compete in coaching the day earlier than, France took the sphere with out him, who remained on the bench completely dominated out, and this festive Euro Cup during which no match appears to have severe penalties gave rise to one thing Truly real. France and the Netherlands confronted off with the spirit of the buddies of Antoine Griezmann towards the buddies of Memphis Depay, compadres since they met at Barça, inseparable at Atlético, black palates of soccer who stay with a playful spirit. Giving one another presents. In Leipzig that they had a nice {and professional} match that began vibrant and ended, at a tempo of cookie, as the primary 0-0 of the match.

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Bart Verbruggen, Virgil van Dijk, Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries, Nathan Aké, Cody Gakpo, Jeremie Frimpong, Jerdy Schouten, Xavi Simons, Tijjani Reijnders, Memphis Depay, Joey Veerman (Xavi Simons, min. 72), Georginio Wijnaldum (Jerdy Schouten, min. 72), Lutsharel Geertruida (Jeremie Frimpong, min. 72) y Wout Weghorst (Memphis Depay, min. 78)

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Mike Maignan, Théo Hernández, Dayot Upamecano, William Saliba, Jules Koundé, Ousmane Dembélé, N'Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Antoine Griezmann, Marcus Thuram, Kingsley Coman (Ousmane Dembélé, min. 74) and Olivier Giroud (Marcus Thuram, min. 74)

Referee Anthony Taylor

Yellow playing cards

Jerdy Schouten (min. 31)

It not often occurs in these occasions of alienated footballers, need for management and sacrifices on the altar of automation. From time to time the matches transfer in the direction of situations the place the gamers rule. It occurred on the Red Bull Arena after a day of showers. The air was charged with electrical energy and the aroma of moist earth, and the boys from France and the Netherlands took to the sphere with out the strain that normally pressures their coaches, golf equipment and federations all year long. They had simply gained the primary recreation of the group, that they had three factors, and that on this Folklore Euro Cup is equal to having greater than half a assured classification, in order that they approached the process with a hedonistic air. With duty, however with out anguish. The guys from the manufacturing facility took a break and went out to get some recent air. Credit to Deschamps and Koeman, definitely, two old school guys who decompressed their focus after a anxious season and supplied them with a broad framework for motion. During virtually your entire match the gamers seemed like doing issues in accordance with their actual data and understanding, and this can be a lot when Griezmann, Rabiot and Kanté are collectively on one aspect, and on the opposite Van Dijk and Depay along with Reinjders and Schouten, two new children within the neighborhood.

Reinjders, who took Frenkie's place, confirmed a show of maturity and concord paired together with his squire Schouten. The Milan midfielder helped Van Dijk, accelerated the maneuvers with one contact, anticipated the cuts and launched the assaults in a show of qualities that if they didn’t prosper it was as a result of the anxious Xavi Simons, the middleman who leads Gakpo and Depay, was phagocytosed by N'Golo Kanté. There are journalists' footballers and footballers' footballers, like this spirited midfielder who all the time seems within the good place, as if moved by a chess genius on the imaginary recreation board. Kanté's sensitivity in his ft is underestimated, however the fact is that he is aware of find out how to do nearly something. In each areas and within the center. He is ubiquitous. He is beneficiant. He is wise. He is quick on his legs and his cognitive exercise takes him on his ft in conditions the place lots of his teammates choose to cover, lest the ball be stolen from them. His specialty is constructing dead-end hallways. He manufactures them to place unsuspecting rivals like Simons, Gakpo, or Depay himself into them. They all entered his bag and France lived safely. Tchouameni, Koundé, Saliba and Upamecano simply needed to get on the bandwagon.

Centers to Thuram, purpose disallowed to Simons

The recreation began with rhythm and nice rigor, the 2 groups narrowed the areas and possessions alternated with exhibition performs. Frimpong examined Maignan, to start with, after which Rabiot invented a wall with Thuram to go away Griezmann alone, who reacted late to the definition. The first half was exhausted with France put in within the Dutch area. If Deschamps' hand was manifested in something, it was within the extra of facilities. Most of them went looking for Thuram, nearly like sending passes to nowhere. Van Dijk and De Vrijk gave him no respite.

After the hour, Gakpo enabled Depay, and Koundé gave him the meter he wanted to complete. The goalkeeper's clearance went to Simons, who scored the purpose of his life and celebrated whereas the VAR dominated it out for offside by Dumfries. A five-minute drama unfolded on the judges' screens. When the match resumed, Kanté left Griezmann alone on the far submit, after a play that introduced collectively two triangles and a backheel – a wholesome crowd – from Thuram. The ball ended up out.

With the Burgundian's failure, the sport went into limbo and the followers dispersed, leaving an ethical winner on the sphere: N'Golo Kanté. MVP once more. He comes from the Arabian League, however on this Euro Cup he’s greater than sufficient.

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