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Mbappé has not yet won any golden ball, but he is already more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi in the finals he played

France claimed the Nations League title against Spain with a controversial goal from Kylian Mbappé late in the game. In this way, the Frenchman was decisive and managed to score in the two finals that he played with his team.

Kylian Mbappé
Kylian Mbappé

This Sunday the grand final of the UEFA Nations League took place in San Siro. After Italy took third place, France beat Spain 2-1 to become the second champion of the competition. Les Bleus achieved the result with a controversial goal on the hour of Kylian Mbappé.

It was a tough match between Spain and France at the Giuseppe Meazza. The initial parity was maintained until minute 64, when Mikel Oyarzabal managed to take advantage of a defensive oversight to put La Roja up. The Real Sociedad striker showed great individual quality to define the changed post.

France's draw came immediately. At minute 66, Karim Benzemá scored one of the goals of the championship. The Real Madrid striker received the ball at the apex of the area, to put the shot with a direct thread to the angle. Unai Simón made a spectacular flyby and got to touch the ball, but the shot was unstoppable.

France managed to turn the game around at minute 80. Theo Hernández drove the ball from the left side and put the pass between the lines for Kylian Mbappé, who made the diagonal to get to the mark. The PSG star defined in front of the goalkeeper to put the world champions to win at the end of the game.

The truth is that the young Paris Saint Germain footballer never ceases to amaze, and his career is advancing by leaps and bounds. Champion of Ligue 1 with Monaco, 10 titles with PSG, and with yesterday's, two with his national team.

The particularity? In both finals, this one and that of the World Cup in Russia against Croatia, it was not only decisive to stay with the victory, but in both games, he managed to score. Neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo managed to convert with their teams in the finals, despite the fact that both managed to lift at least one title with their country.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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