France won the second edition of the European Nations League, after defeating Spain, 2-1, in the exciting confrontation that took place between them this evening, Sunday, at the “San Siro” stadium in Milan, Italy, in the final of the tournament.
Mikel Oyarzabal scored the lead for Spain in the 64th minute of the match.
Karim Benzema scored the equalizer for France in the 66th minute of the match.
Then the young French star Kylian Mbappe scored the second goal for his country in the 80th minute of the match.
France coach Didier Deschamps made an emergency substitution before the end of the first half, with Raphael Varane out, who was injured, to replace Obamecano.
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann played his 100th match with France.
Griezmann participated for the first time with the French national team, in the friendly match against the Netherlands national team at the “Park Princes” stadium on March 5, 2014, and scored 41 goals in 99 previous matches.
Griezmann occupies ninth place in the list of the most participating players in the history of the French national team, which is occupied by former star Lilian Thuram, with 142 matches.
Griezmann played 57 consecutive matches with the French national team in a record, and his last absence from the national team dates back to 2017 against England..
Sergio Busquets, captain of the Spain national team, raised his tally to 131 games with La Roja since 2009 so far, equaling the record recorded by former star Andres Iniesta with 131 games between 2006 and 2018.
Busquets now shares fourth place in the list of the most participating players in the history of the Spanish national team, equal with Iniesta, where the duo comes behind each of: Sergio Ramos 180 games, Iker Casillas 167 games, Xavi 133 games.
The Spain team played the match with a formation that included: Goalkeepers: Unai Simon / Defense line: Azpilicueta, Laporte, Eric Garcia, Alonso / Midfield: Gavi, Busquets, Koke / Forward line: Ferran Torres, Sarabia, Mikel Oyarzabal.
As for the formation of the French national team, as follows: Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris / Defense line: Conde, Varane, Kimpembe / Midfield: Chuamini, Pogba, Theo Hernandez, Pavard / Forward line: Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema
Spain qualified for the UEFA Nations League final, after overthrowing the Italian national team and winning it 2-1.
While France achieved a thrilling remontada against Belgium with a score of 3-2, to set up a date with El Matador in the UEFA Nations League final..
It is noteworthy that Portugal won the first edition of the European Nations League in 2019, after defeating the Netherlands with a clean goal in the final match.