October 24, 2021


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Benzema-Inspired France Beat Spain To Lift UEFA Nations League

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Reigning world champions France beat Spain 2-1 to lift the UEFA Nations League in Turin, Italy.

A world class goal from Karim Benzema cancelled out the opener scores by Mikel Oyarzabal.

The Les Blues did not allow Spain, who had been having good spell, savour their lead.

Kylian Mbappe who had missed many clear cut chances put France ahead with a neat finish.

Mbappe’s goal which was marginally offside was allowed to stand by English referee Anthony Taylor.

Starting line-ups:

Spain (4-3-3)

Unai Simon; Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Marcos Alonso; Gavi, Sergio Busquets (capt), Rodri; Ferran Torres, Mikel Oyarzabal, Pablo Sarabia

Coach: Luis Enrique

France (3-4-3)

Hugo Lloris (capt); Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe; Benjamin Pavard, Paul Pogba, Aurelien Tchouameni, Theo Hernandez; Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe

This article was originally published on Naija News

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