When the World No.1 and current World Champions met each other in the Nations League, we expected a thunderous match. As we expected, the game was thrilling till the end. France came from two-goal down to hit back against Belgium in the second half. Both teams controlled each half, but France snatched away the victory to reach the final. They will play against Spain in the final on Sunday. The football betting odds were predicted in favour of France.
As expected, both the teams started the attacking trio of Hazard, Lukaku, De Bruyne and Benzema, Mbappe, Griezmann. In the first half, Belgium controlled the game without giving any chances to France. Lukaku was a significant threat in every minute of the game. The French defenders found it difficult to catch him. On the other wing, Hazard was showing positive signs of giving out an excellent performance. Hugo Lloris was busy in front of the goal, producing an outstanding save to deny De Bruyne. The deadlock was broken in the 37th minute when Carasco produced a low strike from the right side of the box. De Bruyne was threatening the opposition with his quality passes to Lukaku. It didn’t take much time for De Bruyne to assist Lukaku with another pass. The strength of the Chelsea attacker was evident in that goal. With the comfort of two goals, Belgium finished the first half.
In the second half, things turned around. France showed more attacking threats. It was a different France when compared to the first half. Belgium lost their momentum in the game, and it helped France to dominate the game. After knocking on the Belgium defence doors for more than 15 minutes in the second half, France opened the scoring through Real Madrid, Karim Benzema. He added another to his tally this season. That goal gave an extra boost to Les Bleus. It resulted in getting a penalty which Mbappe converted.
Both teams strived to get the winning goal in the ending minutes, and it was an end to end game in the last minutes. In the 87th minute, Lukaku scored the 3rd goal. But after a VAR check, it was ruled offside. This short break in the game helped France to gain momentum in the dying minutes. A curling freekick from Pogba hit the crossbar. Then in the 89th minute, the final attack from France stormed the Belgium defence, and the ball reached near Theo Hernadez at the edge of the box. He unleashed a strike which ended in the winning goal for France and an enthralling comeback.
Now France will face Spain on Sunday at San Siro in Milan.