Cornelius shines as Denmark stun France 2-1 in UEFA Nations League

PARIS: Danish striker Andreas Cornelius sealed the fate of his national team with two startling goals in a tough game against the world champions France, in UEFA Nations League Group A match, here at Stade de France Stadium on Friday.

France striker Karim Benzema, fresh out of UEFA Champions League victory for his club Real Madrid, looked in a sublime form in this match as well. He forced Denmark under enormous pressure from the start and was finally able to net the ball in the 51st minute as he dribbled past Denmark’s defense.

Cornelius who came as a substitute in the second half, however, leveled the France lead in the 68th minute.

France remained undeterred by the goal and continued with its attacks. French midfielder N’Golo Kante could have put France back in the lead, yet his fierce shot hit the right-hand post.

The 29-years old Cornelius, however, blasted the ball into the net in the 88th minute of the game to lead his team towards victory.

Denmark will now face group leaders Austria in an away game while France will take on Croatia on the latter’s home soil, who lost 3-0 to Austria on Friday.

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