Euro 2024 Group D: Austria tops group as France fails to impress against Poland

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Euro 2024 Group D: Austria tops group as France fails to impress against Poland

Who would have thought that Ralph Rangnick's minnows, Austria, would top a group containing France, Netherlands and Poland? No one believed them to ev

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Who would have thought that Ralph Rangnick’s minnows, Austria, would top a group containing France, Netherlands and Poland? No one believed them to even finish among the top two when the draw was made.

The workaholic Austria won 3-2 against Holland in an impressive manner at the Berlin Olympiastadion.

An own goal from Donyel Malen set the tone for Austria earlier in the game. Austria played so well that they made Holland struggle especially in the midfield. The Orange struggled to deal with high press from Austria culminating in Veerman being substituted in the first half for Xavi Simons.

In the second half, the Netherlands levelled the score after just 2 minutes played with Cody Gakpo scoring with a fine curler into the right post.

Austria struck again via Romano Schmid to make the score 2-1.

Wout Werghost was introduced into the game in the 72nd minute replacing Donyel Malen. His presence in every second half is always dangerous as his presence adds a different dimension to the Dutch approach. Memphis Depay scored in 75 minutes to make the score 2-2.

Austria via the magnificent Sabitzer scored once again to make the score 3-2. This game will be one of the best in the competition so far.

The Netherlands finished third in the group as Austria topped.

France was very wasteful against the already eliminated Poland. Kylian Mbappe scored his first-ever goal at the Euros through the spot kick in the second half. Barcelona forward Lewandowski equalised for the Poles through a spot kick in the 79th minute to make it 1-1.

France finished second with Poland finishing bottom.

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