France 2-0 Austria: Mbappe & Giroud efforts EARN Les Blues Crucial Nations League Victory

Defending UEFA Nations League champions France got their campaign back on track, following a 2-0 win over visiting Austria on Thursday.

The first half offered nothing in terms of goals, as both sides went into the break all square but the hosts showed quality in the second period – with strikes from Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud securing all three points for Didier Deschamps men.

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FULL-TIME: France 2-0 Austria

65′ MIN: Les Blues are in a commanding position now, having doubled their advantage through Olivier Giroud off an assist from Antoine Griezmann.

GOOOAAALLL!!! France 2-0 Austria (O. Giroud)

56′ MIN: The hosts have opened the scoring and it’s from none other than Kylian Mbappe.

GOOOAAALLL!!! France 1-0 Austria (K. Mbappe)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: France 0-0 Austria

HALF-TIME: France 0-0 Austria

KICK-OFF: France 0-0 Austria

Real Madrid defender David Alaba and former West Ham United attacker Marko Arnautovic are among the familiar names in the Austrian starting line-up.

France manager Didier Deschamps has fielded a strong three-man attack which includes the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann. Aurelien Tchouameni and Ferland Mendy are in midfield while Jules Kounde and Raphael Varane will man the defence.

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