Kylian Mbappé (5,5)
The scorer of the French coronation! After being the most impactful player of the EDF Thursday, the 22-year-old prodigy showed little sign and did not ensure his passes, before waking up on the hour mark. He missed two opportunities ( 67th and 72nd) then went to goal, on the edge of offside, to give the advantage to his team (80th).
Hugo Lloris (6)
The captain of the Blues saved his family with two saves at the end of the match (88th and 95th). Despite that, he clearly contributed to the pitiful performance of his team by being catastrophic in his raises. He obviously had instructions to lengthen the game (which was not necessarily the right choice) and lacked precision.
Jules Koundé (5.5)
The young defender has a remarkable reading of the game. He sprang to thwart the opposing plans. However, he had a bad streak as the hour mark approached, with a loss of the ball (53rd) and a tackle which earned him a warning (55th).
Raphaël Varane (4,5)
Already little to his advantage against Belgium, the defensive leader of the Blues has suffered again. Caught up in speed or late, he was not successful in his defensive interventions until his muscle injury at the end of the first period (43rd).
Dayot Upamecano (4)
A failed entry from the colossus Bayern. Launched in the 43rd minute of the meeting in place of Varane, he was often at the limit and used his speed to catch up and this, before being erased by Oyarzabal on the opening scoring (64th). He also missed his revival on the Spanish occasion of the 88th.
Presnel Kimpembe (5.5)
Not necessarily feverish, however, he made small mistakes in the first period against the Spanish speed. He then responded present in the second period on the opposing centers. He is better in this kind of duels.
Benjamin Surname (5)
In the position of right side in the defensive phase, he rather suffered without failing. In the game, he worked well, sometimes throwing himself very high, but failed to shine. Was he still in a good position? Pogba gave him hell in the 50th minute.
Paul Pogba (7)
The Blues did not put the game down in the first period and “La Pioche” was therefore not the hub of his team. He rather tried to launch offensives by his long game, as for Benzema (6th). Then, exactly as against Belgium, his activity was enormous in the second half. The leader of the team.
Aurélien Tchouaméni (7)
A pretty impressive game in recovery. He was present from the start in the middle battle and even increased in power over the course of the meeting in the duels, with in particular a magnificent intervention in the area (56th).
Théo Hernandez (6)
Not often found on the left wing and rarely launched in this corridor, as against the Belgians, the Milanese however left a mark on this match, with a strike on the crossbar (64th) and an assist for Mbappé on goal of victory (80th).
Antoine Griezmann (5)
Number 10 of 3-4-1-2, he helped the midfielder in the defensive work, especially in the first period. In the game, with a cool head, he mainly served as a relay at the start of the actions and evolved a little far from the zone of truth to change the meeting.
Karim Benzema (6,5)
Still a little discreet, since he tried not to win too much in the Griezmann area. In pressing, he did not give up, but ran into the void for a long time, before being lethal in the second half. He found Theo Hernandez who hit the crossbar (64th) before equalizing with an exceptional coiled strike (64th). He even shifted Mbappé perfectly in the area (72nd).
Scorer against Spain this Sunday in the final of the League of Nations, Karim Benzema thus offered his very first trophy with the Blues.
« On a collective and personal level, I really wanted to win a trophy with the France team, he breathed after the fact in front of the cameras of M6. Today it’s done! It was a difficult game against this very good team from Spain. We showed great strength of character against this very strong team that never gives up. »
This ability to reverse the fate of a match, ” I think it’s the sign of great teams, he judges. Don’t panic, wait, wait for the right moment… That’s what we did. We never gave up and we managed to score these two goals! »
As for the ultimate goal, the 2022 World Cup? ” Already, I will take advantage of this trophy, respond Real Madrid striker. Afterwards, we will give everything to qualify and go get it! »