France defeated Spain 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League final at San Siro to be crowned champions in the second edition of the European tournament.
France claimed the trophy in a memorable come-from-behind win. After an uneventful first half, Spain and France got back to the field with more determination to fight for the victory.
The reigning world champion, which overturned a two-goal deficit against Belgium in Friday’s semi-final, fell behind to Mikel Oyarzabal’s second-half strike moments after Theo Hernandez had hit the woodwork.
However, Luis Enrique’s side who ended Italy’s record 37-game unbeaten run in Wednesday’s semi-final were pegged back two minutes later as Benzema curled the ball into the net magnificently.
Mbappe then doubled the blow as he netted after 80 minutes for France to secure their second trophy in three attempts following their win at the 2018 World Cup and disappointment at Euro 2020.
Raphael Varane was then forced off before the interval with what seemed to be an injury and matters worsened for Didier Deschamps’ side after the break.
But France coach, Didier Deschamps was able to work his magic as his team weathered the storm to come out victorious on the night