Mbappé, the dirty evening


By: Manu Tournoux

Whistled by the Vélodrome on Tuesday evening, Kylian Mbappé did not shine during France-Chile, as he did three days ago against Germany. It was Randal Kolo Muani who made the Blues win (3-2).

After the terrible football lesson received against Germany from Julian Nagelsmann (0-2), last Saturday in Lyon, the France team rediscovered the taste of victory during its second friendly match of this March international window , three months before Euro 2024. A somewhat anecdotal success for Didier Deschamps' men during the visit of Alexis Sanchez's Chile to the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille (3-2).

Kylian Mbappé played a second full match with the Blues, five days before an OM-PSG in the same stadium. But as against the Mannschaft, the Parisian star, whistled by part of the Vélodrome, did little. Disappointing. The French captain has gone three matches without scoring for the selection and this is a first since his Euro 2021 without a goal! Another Parisian striker made France win: Randal Kolo Muani. Enough to give him confidence…

The Kolo Muani festival!

The Blues, who were surprised from the start by a goal from Marcelino Nuñez (6th), reacted well. Youssouf Fofana equalized with a long shot (19th) and Randal Kolo Muani gave the French the advantage with a header from a cross from Théo Hernandez (25th). Olivier Giroud, revived in the starting eleven in place of Marcus Thuram, was also discreet, but he ended up scoring his 57th goal after a little festival from Kolo Muani on the right wing (72nd). Man of the match.

Mike Maignan then conceded a second goal, scored by Dario Osorio from afar (82nd). Defensively, the tenure of William Saliba was not a great success… The 2022 world vice-champions will meet again at the beginning of June, after the announcement of the list of 23 by Deschamps, with two preparation matches on the program (in Bordeaux and Metz) before a first Euro match against Austria on June 17.

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