The 2-1 victory at the San Siro Stadium in Milan made France the second country to win the National League, as Spanish players were frustrated with Mbappé’s controversial winner.
Mikel Oyazabal scored the first goal after completing Sergio Busquets’ pass in the second half, but the French team evened the score a moment later because Karim Benzema shot a wonderful shot in the upper corner. The curve ball passed Unai Simon.
Then with 10 minutes left, Mbappe returned to the back of the Spanish defense and calmly finished Simon-after the video assistant referee (VAR) review, the goal was allowed to stand.
Although Mbappé was in an offside position, it was determined that Eric Garcia deliberately kicked the ball with his heel.
“The referee said that Eric played the ball and from that moment, offside was invalid,” Busquets told Spain’s RTVE.
“But it doesn’t make sense-Eric tried to cut the ball because he thought Mbappe would get there because he thought he was in a legal position. They didn’t explain this to us.
“You have to try to play. Eric didn’t want to play, but it escaped his control. He tried to cut it off like any defender.”
At the same time, Garcia told RTVE: “The referee said I was going to play, and he said I should get out of the way and let Mbappé control the ball. This is the rule.
“I think this is the most hurtful thing-guards will never give in in their lives. [in that instance]. Hope they can change this situation. “
When Theo Hernandez hit the crossbar, France almost missed the first goal of the game. At the end of the game, the French team continued to win after two brilliant saves by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
“I am very proud and I am very happy for the players,” coach Didier Deschamps told UEFA when talking about the victory.
“Indeed, in these two games, we encountered two difficult situations…In addition to quality and talent, this team also has this kind of mentality and team spirit.”
The victory of the French National League came after Portugal became the first country to win the event in 2019.