Nations League action continued across Europe with Denmark, Austria, and the Netherlands registering noteworthy wins during the latest rounds of action.
There was no controversy on the pitch however as Andreas Cornelius came off the bench to fire two goals for Denmark to help them to an impressive 2-1 win.
Karim Benzema, fresh off his heroics for Real Madrid, looked a constant threat from the start. After having a goal ruled offside and having the misfortune of losing his strike partner Mbappe to an injury, he finally breached the scoreline in the 51st minute.
Denmark leveled the contest through Cornelius when he deftly volleyed home a pass from Pierre Hojbjerg in the 68th minute.
The goal did little to smother the intensity of the contest as Ngolo Kante and Christian Eriksen traded missed before Cornelius added a second in the 88th minute to give his country a famous win.
France will now travel to Croatia for their next game on Monday, while the Danes face another away game against group leaders Austria.
Ralf Rangnick’s tenure as Austria’s new coach got off to a perfect start when they beat Croatia 3-0 in the opening game of their Nations League campaign.
Marko Arnautovic, Michael Gregoritsch, and Marcel Sabitzer each scored once to help Austria move to the top of League A Group One.
Memphis Depay scored a double as the Netherlands ended 25 years without success against neighbors Belgium with a 4-1 thumping of their hosts in another Nations League clash.
Steven Bergwijn and Denzel Dumfries netted the other two goals as the Dutch ended Belgium’s almost six-year unbeaten home record.
Michy Batshuayi scored the consolation goal for Belgians in the third minute of added time.