Spain v France: Nations League final – live!


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The key to Spain’s win over Italy – other than how poorly Italy played – was the performance of Mikel Oyarzabal, who drifted across the front undetected all night. He might find it trickier against France’s three-man defence, though I imagine Luis Enrique will either ask his flank-men to play narrower or wider, depending on where he wants to find space and whether he relies in his full-backs for width.

I know I’ve been banging on about midfield and this and that, but maybe I’m talking nonsense and all we need to look at is Benzema and Mbappe v Garcia and Laporte. That could get as messy and Mr Kipling’s cakes are good.

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