Jean-François Pérès, edited by Julien Moreau 07h26, March 28, 2023The French football France team leave Dublin with a victory (1-0) acquired thanks to a goal from Benjamin Pavard in the second qualifying match for Euro 2024. A nice gift for his 27th birthday. Didier Deschamps' men can thank Mike Maignan, author of a decisive stop in the last seconds of this meeting.
Four days after a crushing victory against the Netherlands (4-0), the football France team won in pain against Ireland (0-1) on the second day of the qualifiers for Euro 2024. Mike Maignan's decisive save in the final moments of the match was celebrated for long minutes in the French dressing room. On a corner, Irish defender Nathan Collins places a powerful header that flies towards the window of the French goal. The whole stadium believes in the goal, but the goalkeeper of Les Bleus relaxes in an exceptional, almost unreal way in the air to get the ball out and preserve a crucial victory.
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"Mike has all the qualities"
The goalkeeper of the France team and AC Milan was entitled to a well-deserved tribute from coach Didier Deschamps. "Mike has all the qualities, the scale. And in addition, he has the mind because he is a leader. I had no doubts or uncertainties about Mike. From the moment he is in full possession of his means, it is of the very high level, "reports the coach of the France Team.
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A goal synonymous with rebirth for Pavard
Maignan as saviour, Benjamin Pavard, decisive scorer, who could have believed it a few days ago. The Bayern Munich defender had gone through the World Cup in Qatar like a ghost. His winning shot on the hour mark against Ireland sounds like revenge and rebirth. Two matches, two wins, five goals scored, none conceded. Kylian Mbappe's Blues leave Dublin having already knocked out their qualifying group.