Place: France. Paris. Stade de France.
Date: on the 9h of September, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: The Nations League. League A. 2nd round.
France (the head coach Didier Deschamps)
The match between Germany and France that was held on Allianz Arena has frankly disappointed millions of fans. Defending champions of the world have played especially bad As a result the match of two top rivals has turned into a boring sad show and ended with a colourless goalless draw.
Karl–Heinz Rummenigge, Berti Vogts and other legends of the German football were present at the Munich stadium and supported the team. However the reserve goalkeeper of France Alphonse Aréola with the mark 8.50 has been called the best player of the match.
But practically all field team players of the team of Didier Deschamps, except for the holding midfielder N’Golo Kanté and the central full back Samuel Umtiti, have received incredibly low marks. Including Kylian Mbappe (6.60) and Antoine Griezmann (6.70). It was obvious that the World champions aren’t strongly motivated to win in the Nations League as this tournament was created for teams which haven’t enough chances to become participants of the forthcoming EURO-2020 in frames of the main qualification.
Netherlands (the head coach Ronald Koeman)
Thus, according to the results of the first round of League A Germany and France have earned one point and became the leaders of the champion race. And the third participant of this group is the vice-champions of the World-2010, that is, the team of Ronald Koeman.
In parallel with a match in the capital of Netherlands, the friendly match between Holland and Peru which ended with the victory of the hosts with the minimum score – 2:1has taken place at home stadium of Ajax Amsterdam Arena in Munich. And, before the break the score was 0:1. But, already in the second half two direct shots of the forward from Lyon Memphis Depay have brought to the hosts the victory (2:1). Of course, Memphis Depay has been called the best player of this match.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match France vs. Netherlands
Now about statistics of head-toheads! It will be the 29th match of modern teams of Didier Deschamps and Ronald Koeman. Earlier 14 victories were won by France and ten by the Flying Dutchmen. And now the obvious favorite of the match is Didier Deschamps: France – 1.55, Netherlands – 6.50.
The quarterfinal match of the Euro-1996, England that was held in Liverpool and was won by France in a series of penalty shootout (0:0 and 5:4) was the most considerable match in the history of two top rivals.
Now the team of Didier Deschamps needs rehabilitation for very inexpressive game in Munich. Undoubtedly, France is considerable stronger than the rival be the number of top football players. But nevertheless, Ronald Koeman’s team isn’t the team which can be destroyed with a devastating score.