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UEFA Nations League: France 4 vs 2 Croatia (Highlights) 2020

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France came from behind to defeat Croatia 4-2 in a replay of the 2018 World Cup final on Tuesday.



A fine strike from Dejan Lovren put the visitors in front, but Antoine Griezmann struck and Dominik Livakovic scored an unfortunate own goal in the space of three first-half minutes to turn the game around.


Substitute Josip Brekalo restored parity after the restart, only for Dayot Upamecano's header and a penalty from Olivier Giroud to keep Les Bleus level with Portugal at the top of the group.

Croatia took the lead in the 16th minute when Lovren exquisitely controlled a looping ball, beating Lucas Hernandez with a fine first touch and then firing a low effort beyond Hugo Lloris.


Griezmann was denied by the leg of Livakovic in the 33rd minute, though the goalkeeper could not stop the Barcelona forward adding a fine finish to a slick move two minutes before the break.


Les Bleus were in front before half-time as Anthony Martial's attempt from Wissam Ben Yedder's excellent low cross hit the post and rebounded in off the back of Livakovic.

Brekalo replaced Ante Rebic for the second half and scored within 10 minutes after evading Ferland Mendy to latch onto Mateo Kovacic's stunning throughball.

Deschamps responded by sending on Eduardo Camavinga - who, at 17 years and 303 days old, became France's youngest debutant since 1914 - and Giroud, but it was Upamecano who rose highest to head home Griezmann's corner shortly after the hour mark.


Giroud tucked home from the penalty spot 13 minutes from time after Marcelo Brozovic was penalised for handball, while Nikola Vlasic saw a late 20-yard drive cannon back off the upright as Croatia were defeated by a familiar scoreline

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