Ousmane Dembele impressed France to a 2-Zero victory over Kazakhstan right this moment of their second match in World Cup qualifying Group D.
4 days after being held 1-1 by Ukraine on the Stade de France, the world champions constructed their win within the first half with Sergiy Maliy’s personal aim including to Dembele’s opener earlier than Kylian Mbappe missed a second-half penalty.
France moved high of the standings with 4 factors, forward of Bosnia, who they face away on Wednesday, Ukraine and Finland.
Ukraine host Finland afterward Sunday. Kazakhstan have zero factors after enjoying their first sport of the marketing campaign.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos mentioned “it isn’t attainable” that what he noticed as a transparent aim scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Serbia could possibly be dominated out.
With the scores stage at 2-2 in Belgrade, Ronaldo thought he had received the sport within the 93rd minute when he slotted the ball residence.
Nevertheless, with out VAR or goalline know-how in use, officers determined that Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic had cleared the ball earlier than it crossed the road regardless that photos appeared to point out the aim ought to have stood.
“We scored a aim that was not given when the ball went in,” Santos advised Portuguese broadcaster RTP
“In a match of this stage, that isn’t attainable.”
The match had began brightly for the Portuguese with two first half headers from Diogo Jota that gave the away facet a commanding lead on the break.
Nevertheless, Aleksandar Mitrovic pulled one again for the hosts seconds after the restart and Filip Kostic levelled the scores on the hour mark when he collected Nemanja Radonjic’s by way of ball and slotted residence a wise end.
Nikola Milenkovic was despatched off a minute into added time earlier than the important thing second of the match denied Ronaldo a last-gasp winner.
Portugal midfielder Danilo Pereira was equally dumbfounded on the choice to not award the aim.
“We tried to get a 3rd aim and we managed to do it however the referee didn’t permit it though in my view, it was clearly a aim,” he mentioned.
“In any case, we will’t afford to be two targets forward after which get pegged again.