Brilliant Benzema And Mbappé Redeem France With Nations League Title
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MILAN — World champions France won the Nations League final with goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe earning them a 2-1 win over Spain at the San Siro stadium on Sunday.
After a subdued fist half, the game sprung into life in the 64th minute when France full-back Theo Hernandez struck the underside of the bar after a swift break.
Moments later, Spain took the lead when Mikel Oyarzabal latched on to a long pass from Sergio Busquets, held off Dayot Upamecano and fired into the bottom corner.
Oyarzabal gives Spain the lead in the Nations League Final! pic.twitter.com/nD8DksLmFa
The French response was swift, however, with Mbappe finding Benzema who cut inside before unleashing a brilliant curling shot into the far corner to make it 1-1.
MAGNIFICENT FROM BENZEMA pic.twitter.com/XbErasZ80J
Mbappe then grabbed the winner, 10 minutes from the end, racing on to a through ball from Hernandez and keeping his cool to slot past Unai Simon.
Ice cold finish from Mbappe pic.twitter.com/KVndKblXGk
FRANCE WIN THE NATIONS LEAGUE! pic.twitter.com/N3KrkZTzOA
(Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Pritha Sarkar)