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Mbappe, Benzema on target as France beat Spain in Nations League final

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Mbappe, Benzema on target as France beat Spain in Nations League final

Kylian Mbappe fired France to Nations League glory, netting the winner to complete a comeback from a goal down to beat Spain 2-1 in the final in Milan on Sunday.

Mbappe struck with 10 minutes remaining to secure the title for France, the reigning world champion, which was forced to come from behind after Mikel Oyarzabal put Spain ahead in the 64th minute.

Karim Benzema evened the score for France before Mbappe gave the French the lead.

In addition to the goals from France’s superstar attackers, the French had other opportunities to score before a frantic finish in which Spain launched an assault on the French goal.

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France manager Didier Deschamps can thank Hugo Lloris for preventing the match from going into extra time after the French captain pulled off a fine stoppage-time save to deny Yeremi Pino.

Spain responded by going all out for the equalizer, but Lloris palmed away an Oyarzabal volley in the 90th minute and then got his hand to Pino’s strike to ensure the trophy was headed to Paris.

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