Didier Deschamps heaped praise on Karim Benzema after the once-exiled forward played a key role in France's Nations League triumph. Benzema scored France's equaliser in a 2-1 win over Spain which handed the world champions the trophy, and Deschamps was delighted with his striker.‘Karim is a crucial player’ "Karim is a crucial player and he has proved over two matches that he has very obvious talent, it's there for all to see," Deschamps told reporters. "He has improved in different areas, he's c
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Karim Benzema said France showed their greatness by keeping their cool to recover from a goal down to beat Spain 2-1 and win the Nations League Final. The world champions fought back from 2-0 down to beat Belgium 3-2 in the semi-final and they were forced to do the hard work again as Spain dominated the first half of Sunday night’s match at the San Siro. Mikel Oyarzabal's strike gave Spain a deserved lead but France then got a foothold in the game.
<strong>Spain 1-2 France: </strong>Benzema pulled Les Bleus level just seconds after Oyarzabal’s opener, with Mbappe striking the winner late on