Nations League round-up: Portugal hit four past Croatia
Nations League round-up: Portugal hit four past Croatia

Nations League round-up: Portugal hit four past Croatia. Kylian Mbappe gives France win in Sweden while Belgium ease past Denmark in England’s group.

A slice of luck and a moment of individual brilliance from Kylian Mbappe gave France a gritty 1-0 win away to Sweden in their Nations League A Group 3 clash on Saturday.

Promoted to the competition’s top tier following their group victory last year, the Swedes frustrated the world champions for the opening 40 minutes until Mbappe proved to be the difference.

The 21-year-old striker got a fortunate bounce off a defender’s legs as he danced through the right side of the Swedish defence before beating goalkeeper Robin Olsen from a very tight angle at his near post.

Titleholders and European champions Portugal made light of Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence as they swept aside Croatia with a 4-1 win in their opening Nations League match.

Credit: Sky Sports

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