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UEFA Nations League : France Beat Spain 2-1 In Final To Clinch Title

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.

The first half was a relatively subdued affair with Spain moving the ball well but without dangerous penetration while France were disrupted by the loss to injury of centre-half raphael varane.

Spain took the lead when Oyarzabal Latched on to a long pass from Sergio Busquets, held off dayot upamecano and fired into the bottom corner.

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.

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.

France had keeper Hugo Lloris to thank for two late saves as deschamps's side held on for the victory against intense Spanish pressure.