France Returned to winning ways after a 0-0 draw with Portugal in the Euro Nations League, they did well to beat Croatia for the third time in two years. Their previous two meetings ended 4-2, 4-2 last night’s own ended 2-1 Kylian Mbappe scored the winner to keep his team’s unbeaten run on.
France kept up their unbeaten Nations League record by beating Croatia in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final. The Paris Saint Germain forward converted his 16th international goal with 11 minutes remaining from Lucas Digne’s brilliant cross.
Antoine Griezmann had crashed in the opener via the underside of the bar after eight minutes. Ex-Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic poked in an equaliser in the Group A3 match before Mbappe struck.
Croatia should have found another equaliser in injury time but ex-Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric scuffed a shot straight at Hugo Lloris from inside the box. Manchester United forward Anthony Martial somehow side-footed wide from six yards out for France, while Ivan Perisic curled a free-kick narrowly over.