Matchday 7 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup was a combative one, with each sport hotly contested.
Tunisia v Australia
Australia avenged their opening defeat to France with a 1-0 victory over Group D rivals Tunisia on Saturday evening (AEDT).
Mitch Duke’s first-half header, coupled with some resolute defending, was sufficient to earn the Socceroos all three factors and their first World Cup win since 2010.
Tunisia weren’t with out possibilities however have been in the end unable to actually take a look at Mat Ryan’s aim, thanks largely to the efficiency of centre-back Harry Souttar.
Solely three video games faraway from a knee reconstruction, Souttar displayed each poise on the ball and accuracy within the problem to thwart any assault from the likes of Naim Sliti, Issam Jebali and Youssef Msakni.
The ensuing clear sheet was Australia’s first on the finals since 1974 and has them in good stead forward of their closing group sport in opposition to Denmark.
Poland v Saudi Arabia
Poland bought the sting over Saudi Arabia to select up their first win on Sunday (AEDT), in a sport the place assaults flowed and it was onerous to imagine solely two objectives have been scored.
Out to show their huge upset over Argentina wasn’t a flash within the pan, Herve Renard’s Saudi Arabia aspect began with excessive vitality, nevertheless it was Poland who appeared the extra polished and have been rewarded within the first half.
Robert Lewandowski squared a low ball to the ready Piotr Zielinski within the thirty ninth minute and Zielinski completed robust to take a 1-0 lead, however that was to be challenged solely 5 minutes later when the VAR awarded Saudi Arabia a penalty after Saleh Al-Shehri was felled within the field.
However Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny wakened with a clear sheet in thoughts, and made an unbelievable double-save on the penalty and the follow-up effort to maintain his aspect’s lead intact, making extra saves as the sport went on.
Ultimately, a lapse in focus from Saudi midfielder Abdulellah Al-Malki was pounced on by Lewandowski within the 82nd minute, and the prolific ahead notched his first-ever World Cup aim to seal victory for Poland.
France v Denmark
France are the primary aspect by means of to the Spherical of 16 after defeating Denmark 2-1 at Stadium 974.
A scoreless first half sprung to life within the second, with Kylian Mbappe lastly breaking Denmark’s resistance on the hour following a neat one-two with Theo Hernandez.
The defending champions’ lead lasted solely seven minutes, nonetheless, because of Andreas Christensen nodding dwelling from a teasing Christian Eriksen nook.
Christensen’s equaliser appeared to elevate De Rod-Hvide for the ultimate 20 minutes and so they very almost took the lead by means of Jesper Lindstrom.
A draw appeared probably from then on, that was till Mbappe buried Antoine Griezmann’s devilish supply with couple of minutes remaining within the match.
Argentina v Mexico
MORE TO COME