France took the lead over Spain in the Nations League final through Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe had his fair share of flak in wake of Euro 2020, having missed the decisive penalty in the shootout against Switzerland.
The Frenchman stepped up to the mark in the Nations League semi-final to take a pressure penalty against Belgium and made no mistake from 12-yards.
The PSG superstar has delivered once again for Les Bleus, running beyond the Spanish defensive line and beating goalkeeper Unai Simon.
? GOAL STANDS ?
Could that be the winner? Kylian Mbappe finds the back of the net for France with less than ten minutes to play – and it still stands after a VAR review!
?? Spain 1-2 France ??
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 10, 2021
GOAAAAAL KYLIAN MBAPPEEEE!
?? INVOLVED IN BOTH GOALS ? pic.twitter.com/e2z5AmH6br
— KMbappeTeam. (@KMbappeTeam) October 10, 2021
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There has never been any doubt as to the quality of Mbappe, but this summer he faced the biggest mental challenge of his football career to date.
Having overcome it to win the Nations League for the world champions, it’s safe to say that Mbappe has passed the test with flying colours.
The suggestion that France would be better without him is utter nonsense. He’s one of the best players in the world – and there’s always room for one of those in your side.