Luis Enrique, let’s see how you’ll stop Mbappe – MARCA.com

Belgium had taken a two-goal lead with Kevin De Bruyne dictating the tempo in the midfield when Kylian Mbappe appeared and decided to almost single-handedly lead France to the Nations League final.

The Paris Saint-Germian forward made Belgium‘s defence suffer in the second half and combined well with Karim Benzema up front to turn the game around for Les Blues.

Spain coach Luis Enrique surely watched that game and must have taken note of Mbappe‘s performance, so now he is expected to find ways to contain the 22-year-old in the final, which will take place on Sunday at the Stadio San Siro.

Theo Hernandez became the hero of the night with his late goal. The former Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid left-back has rediscovered his form at AC Milan and he is now shining with France, too.

Luis Enrique, let's see how you'll stop Mbappe

Barely a few minutes into the game, Kevin De Bruyne was impressively denied by Hugo Lloris, who demonstrated against his quality by pulling off an extraordinary instinctive save.

Many thought that Yannick Carrasco‘s career was fading when he moved to China, but the player has been revived at Atletico Madrid. The Belgian wing-back was the player who opened the scoring against France and he was a constant threat against Les Blues.

Romelu Lukaku‘s skill for Belgium‘s second goal was brilliant as he let the ball go between his legs before leaving Lucas Hernandez behind with his incredible pace and finding space in the box to fire a thunderous strike past Lloris and make it 2-0 to the Red Devils.

Despite not standing out against Belgium, Karim Benzema managed to be decisive as he scored Les Blues‘ first goal to help them turn the game around.

After Antoine Griezmann won France‘s penalty, Benzema had the ball in his hands when Mbappe approached him to ask for permission to take the penalty. Despite being on the end of criticism after failing to convert in the shootout against Switzerland at Euro 2020, Mbappe didn’t shy away from responsibility, as he took the penalty and equalised for France.

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