Sweden 0-1 France: Kylian Mbappe scores winner

Sweden 0-1 France: Kylian Mbappe scores winner
Football

Kylian Mbappe celebrates
Mbappe scored his 14th goal for France in what was his side’s only shot on target

Kylian Mbappe scored a fine winning goal as France began their Nations League campaign with victory in Sweden.

Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, 21, cut in from the left flank and weaved past three defenders before slotting home a cool finish at the near post.

Antoine Griezmann was off target with a late penalty after Anthony Martial was fouled in the box by Victor Lindelof.

World champions France host Croatia, who lost 4-1 to Portugal on Saturday,in Group A3 on Tuesday (19:45 BST).

Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, Wolves midfielder Diogo Jota and Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix had all netted to put the European champions 3-0 up.

Bruno Petkovic pulled a goal back in injury-time, but there was still time for Andre Silva to grab a fourth for the hosts in Lisbon, who were without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo.

Line-ups

Sweden

  • 1Olsen
  • 2Lustig
  • 18Jansson
  • 3LindelöfBooked at 90mins
  • 5BengtssonSubstituted forSemaat 88′minutes
  • 7LarssonSubstituted forKulusevskiat 70′minutes
  • 20Olsson
  • 8Ekdal
  • 10Forsberg
  • 9Berg
  • 22QuaisonSubstituted forGuidettiat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Holmén
  • 6Augustinsson
  • 11Guidetti
  • 12Johnsson
  • 13Svensson
  • 14Helander
  • 15Kulusevski
  • 16Krafth
  • 17Svanberg
  • 19Thelin
  • 21Sema
  • 23Nordfeldt

France

  • 1Lloris
  • 20UpamecanoBooked at 2mins
  • 4Varane
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 2DuboisSubstituted forMendyat 88′minutes
  • 13Kanté
  • 14Rabiot
  • 12Digne
  • 7Griezmann
  • 9GiroudSubstituted forNzonziat 90+2′minutes
  • 10MbappéSubstituted forMartialat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lenglet
  • 6Camavinga
  • 8Ikoné
  • 11Martial
  • 15Nzonzi
  • 17Sissoko
  • 18Fekir
  • 19Mendy
  • 21Hernández
  • 22Ben Yedder
  • 23Maignan

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Sweden 0, France 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Sweden 0, France 1.

  3. Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot is too high. Antoine Griezmann should be disappointed.

  4. Victor Lindelöf (Sweden) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Penalty France. Anthony Martial draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Penalty conceded by Victor Lindelöf (Sweden) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Substitution, France. Steven Nzonzi replaces Olivier Giroud.

  8. Attempt missed. John Guidetti (Sweden) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a cross following a corner.

  9. Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

  10. Attempt blocked. Marcus Berg (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristoffer Olsson.

  11. Attempt saved. Emil Forsberg (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kristoffer Olsson.

  12. Substitution, Sweden. Ken Sema replaces Pierre Bengtsson.

  13. Substitution, France. Ferland Mendy replaces Léo Dubois.

  14. Anthony Martial (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by Kristoffer Olsson (Sweden).

  16. Attempt missed. John Guidetti (Sweden) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carl Mikael Lustig.

  17. Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Raphael Varane.

  18. Hand ball by Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden).

  19. Substitution, Sweden. John Guidetti replaces Robin Quaison.

  20. Substitution, France. Anthony Martial replaces Kylian Mbappé.

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