Stefan Lainer overthrows the right wing of Austria. He is looking for Marko Arnautović, who is trying to turn around and enter the bottom left. Arnautović does not fully understand it, and Hugo Lloris claims. France does the opposite, and Karim Benzema tries Patrick Pentz again, aiming a ball to the top right. Once again, the Austrian defender raises a strong hand to push the ball back from a corner, from which nothing comes out.
France is now in a state of disarray. If they can not return to this match, and if Denmark wins the lead in Copenhagen, they will be eight points behind the Danes and have only three matches to play. On the face, Kylian Mbappé looks ineffectively, in harrumph mode her hands clasped tightly to her face.
Andreas Weimann scores his first goal for Austria in a long, long time! Marko Arnautović, fighting valiantly, works his way into the inner-right channel before blocking each other on Konrad Laimer. Laimer quickly pings her into the field, and 30-year-old Weimann, who had her 17th experience ten years after her debut, can not lose! He sends it to the bottom left, giving Hugo Lloris no chance.
Marko Arnautović is struggling with an injury. He is far from his speed, and he picks up his belt next to his box by Boubacar Kamara, who shakes Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid player fits a shot directly into the throat of Patrick Pentz.
The disease is spreading throughout Europe. An event across the continent.
The ball lands on the right side of the box. Andreas Weimann is on the penalty spot, but he wants a lot of time, and is eventually sent off by Benjamin Pavard. Weimann wants a penalty, but Austria gets just one corner, with Stefan Lainer heading into the hands of Hugo Lloris.
Croatia goes to the other end and wins its first corner. He returns to the left side for Mislav Oršić, who shakes Andrej Kramarić deep in the distance. Kramarić destroys the gog, makes something that is neither a cross nor a bullet, and the Danes clean it. Good chance, he.
In Copenhagen, Joachim Andersen has the ball in front of his feet, slightly to the right of the penalty spot. He aims the upper-right corner, just to get his shot to the corner. From there, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg høicks from the edge of the box. Both matches occur at a consistent rate.
France begins to dominate Vienna. They move the ball around in a very nice way and quickly and swiftly. Austria struggles to get out of the half in a minute.
Nicolas Seiwald with Stefan Lainer in the refereeing notebook after passing hysterically into Moussa Diaby. As a result of the free kick, defender Patrick Pentz slipped on the line, the ball breaking to Karim Benzema. You’ll give Benzema a back to take the gift from six yards out, but Pentz eliminates his mistake by holding a strong hand to stop an emotional reaction. His teammates clarify.
Croatia finally shows up in attack, Mislav Oršić cuts from the left and shakes on the bar. “Did Kasper shake, show and otherwise draw attention to the hole, like a defender doing his job?” wonders Joe Pilcher, that he has one.
Aurélien Tchouameni takes a long-range shot near Real Madrid. He gets a lot of support from her, but he always gets high on the Austrian bar. Meanwhile, in Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen throws a happy-go-lucky inside-left channel to release Joakim Mæhle, who puts a poor effort into the net. At least he had to work Dominik Livaković in the Croatian team.
Andreas Cornelius is in Copenhagen in it. First he was savagely burnt on the bar from the edge of the Croatian box, then he was recorded for a very diligent aerial air test on goalkeeper Dominik Livaković, who needed some treatment after being hit in the head.
The first stage of the evening in Vienna is imposed by Maximilian Weber, who makes his way to the left with great intent. Austria loads the box. William Saliba makes this clear. France goes to the other end through Kingsley Coman, who Stefan Lainer relentlessly drops from behind. Austrian right-wing support goes into the book.
In the meantime they are now starting work in Copenhagen. You know, it might be the first sighting of cable length in a football match without an environmental demonstrator attached to it.
The first big chance in Vienna, because Andreas Weimann dances in the middle of the French defense and is in the box. But before he can shoot, Theo Hernández makes a good post-match, then raises the flag for offside.
A short delay in Copenhagen saw Danish defender Kasper Schmeichel see a small flaw in the goal net he was defending in the first half. On the dudike comes to fix it with a bit of cable. What a drama here, ha.
The team is out! The Austrian, who plays in red these days, took to the field at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna with the French blues. Denmark, with another number of delicious red and white Hummel, walks on the sidewalk at Parken in Copenhagen next to Croatia, with a second choice of black. We will be gone in a minute!
While we are waiting for the start, how about some retro kit activity. First, the 1934 Wunderteam Austria …
… and marching boots (at Adidas) at Euro 84.
In the meantime there is only one place we can go about Denmark …
… at the same time that another style icon made its first appearance on the world stage 12 years later.
Denmark: Schmeichel, Andersen, Mæhle, Christensen, Delaney, Eriksen, Skov Olsen, Damsgaard, Wass, Cornelius, Højbjerg.
Croatia: Livaković, Vrsaljko, aloutalo, Kramarić, Brozović, Pašalić, Jakić, Oršić, Ivanušec, Erlić. Juranović.
Andreas Christensen, now a former Chelsea player, is returning to Denmark. Christian Eriksen, in the shop window, makes the captains, while Martin Braithwaite starts on the chair. Croatia puts several large weapons on the face of Mateo Kovačić and Luka Modrić.
Austria: Pentz, Trauner, Seiwald, Arnautović, Alaba, Sabitzer, Weimann, Wöber, Laimer, Lainer, Schlager.
France: Lloris, Pavard, Konaté, Griezmann, Tchouameni, Coman, Kamara, Saliba, Benzema, Diaby, Hernandez.
Marko Arnautović and Andreas Weimann return to the forefront for Austria’s Ralf Rangnick. Liverpool’s Ibrahim Konate makes his debut for France, when the new signing of Aston Villa begins for the first time. Kylian Mbappé is in the chair.
We have prepared some A1 fun for you this evening. Actually A1, it’s the A1 Group of the League of Nations, which means …
Austria v France
Denmark v Croatia
… although tonight there are three more matches: Albania and Israel in B2, Belarus – Kazakhstan in C3, Andorra – Liechtenstein in D1. We plan to focus on the world champions France, who are in an awkward position after losing at home to Denmark and in Croatia, although you never know how these things will happen, so let’s see what our situation is. with which it occurs. All five games start at 19:45 BST. It’s over!