France through to Nations League final after stunning comeback

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France came from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 and book their place in the Nations League final after a thrilling game in Turin.

Yannick Carrasco fired Belgium in front, cutting inside from the left and squeezing his right-footed effort in at the near post from the edge of the box.

Romelu Lukaku doubled their advantage five minutes before half-time, turning Theo Hernández in the box before firing into the top corner from a tight angle.

However, France found a way back into the game when Karim Benzema turned to strike a low, left-footed shot into the bottom corner after good work from Kylian Mbappè.

Didier Deschamps’ side were then awarded a penalty after the referee was referred to the pitch side monitor following a foul on Antoine Griezmann.

Mbappé stepped up to fire the spot-kick into the top corner to get France back on level terms.

Lukaku had a second goal ruled out for offside before Paul Pogba struck the crossbar with a powerful free-kick as the game turned frantic as we headed into extra-time.

But Hernández was on hand to get on to the end of Benjamin Pavard’s cross before unleashing an arrowed strike into the top corner from the left-hand side of the penalty area to complete the comeback.

France will now meet Spain in the final at the San Siro on Sunday.

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