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France score lackluster win over Sweden


SOLNA.

The France’s team won 1-0 in Sweden thanks to a goal from Kylian Mbappé (41), in a Nations League match where the ‘Bleus’ had few scoring chances, this Saturday in Solna.

With Adrien Rabiot as a starter, on his return to the French team after more than two years of absence, and despite a penalty missed by Antoine Griezmann in injury time, the world champions thus achieve lead their League A group (3), tied on points with Portugal, which defeated Croatia in Porto on Saturday 4-1.

The young forward Kylian Mbappé started from the left side to infiltrate the area between two defenders and deceive Robin Olsen with the left (41), scoring his 14th goal in 35 international matches, the first since June 2019 in Andorra.

For this first game of the season, almost ten months after the last one played in November 2019 in Albania (2-0), Deschamps redirected the same system as in Tirana: a rear with three central defenders, including the young Dayot Upamecano (21 years old), a line of four in the midfield and Antoine Griezmann as conductor of an attack completed by Olivier Giroud and Mbappé.

Pain in the second period of the right ankle, the one that made him suffer these last weeks, Mbappé was substituted in the 77th minute by Anthony Martial.

Your substitute Martial, Manchester United forward, caused a penalty, but Antoine Griezmann missed it (90 + 5).

The young prodigy Eduardo Camavinga, only 17 years old, was left on the bench, so it could not debut.

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