Deadlocked at 0-0; Denmark needs to up the ante against France

France dominated possession and had many chances on goal but simply failed to find the finishing touch in the first half against Denmark.

Action from the Group C encounter between France and Denmark at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday.   -  Getty Images

Denmark and France were unable to find the back of the net as both sides remained locked at 0-0 at the end of the first half of their Group C encounter at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday.

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Given that France had already sealed its spot in the next round, Didier Deschamps made as many as six changes to his side, bringing in the likes of Steve Mandanda, Steven Nzonzi, and Thomas Lemar. Martin Braithwaite replacing Yussuf Poulsen was the major change in the Denmark line up.

The Danes began the match on an attacking note and threatened the French defence time and again but France firmly seized control of the tie after the first 15 minutes. The French dominated possession and staged many an attack on goal, but simply failed to find the finishing touch.

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Olivier Giroud had a great chance in the 44th minute when Lemar played him into the box, but Giroud skied his attempt and the scoreline remained unchanged.

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