Cornelius scores twice as Denmark stun France


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Andreas Cornelius
Andreas Cornelius confirmed good energy to carry off William Saliba and hammer in Denmark’s winner

Denmark substitute Andreas Cornelius scored twice as they got here from behind to beat holders France within the Nations League on the Stade de France.

Karim Benzema opened the scoring with a shocking effort, chopping in from the proper wing earlier than dummying his well beyond three defenders and slotting in.

Cornelius volleyed in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s ball excessive to degree.

And the Sixtieth-minute substitute received the sport when he ran on to a protracted ball earlier than firing in from a good angle.

It was the primary time the previous Cardiff striker has scored twice in a global recreation.

Either side had a number of possibilities in a full of life opening recreation to group A1. Within the first half Denmark’s Joakim Maehle hit the skin of the submit and Benzema had a purpose disallowed for offside.

In between Cornelius’ two targets, France’s N’Golo Kante crashed a shot off the submit and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen compelled a save from Hugo Lloris.

On a nasty evening for the defending champions, France misplaced Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe and Manchester United defender Raphael Varane to damage.

France boss Didier Deschamps missed the sport following the loss of life of his father throughout the week.

The primary recreation on the Stade de France for the reason that controversial Champions League last between Benzema’s Actual Madrid and Liverpool fortunately handed with out off-field incident.

Liverpool followers described heavy-handed policing, organisational chaos and overcrowding final Saturday – with Uefa apologising to fans caught up in the trouble.

Ralf Rangnick’s Austria lead Group A1 after beating Croatia 3-0 within the different recreation.

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema has scored 10 targets in 14 video games for France after returning to the worldwide fold final 12 months



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Lloris
  • 5KoundéSubstituted forDiabyat 90+2′minutes
  • 4VaraneSubstituted forSalibaat 61′minutes
  • 21Hernández
  • 11ComanSubstituted forClaussat 90+2′minutes
  • 13Kanté
  • 8Tchouaméni
  • 22Hernández
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forRabiotat 78′minutes
  • 19Benzema
  • 10MbappéSubstituted forNkunkuat 45′minutes


  • 2Pavard
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 6Guendouzi
  • 9Ben Yedder
  • 12Nkunku
  • 14Rabiot
  • 15Clauss
  • 16Maignan
  • 17Saliba
  • 18Digne
  • 20Diaby
  • 23Areola


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2Andersen
  • 3VestergaardSubstituted forKristensenat 60′minutes
  • 4NelssonBooked at 72mins
  • 18WassSubstituted forDamsgaardat 60′minutes
  • 8DelaneySubstituted forJensenat 85′minutes
  • 23Højbjerg
  • 5Maehle
  • 11Skov OlsenSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 84′minutes
  • 10Eriksen
  • 12DolbergSubstituted forCorneliusat 60′minutes


  • 6Boilesen
  • 7Jensen
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 13Kristensen
  • 14Damsgaard
  • 15Billing
  • 16Iversen
  • 17Stryger Larsen
  • 19Skov
  • 20Poulsen
  • 21Cornelius
  • 22Vindahl

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