France earned a roller coaster 4-2 home victory over Croatia in a top-tier UEFA Nations League Group A 3 match on Tuesday with the outcome a carbon copy of their memorable clash in the 2018 World Cup final.
France came from behind to defeat Croatia 4-2 in a replay of the 2018 World Cup final on Tuesday.
A fine strike from Dejan Lovren took the lead for the visitors in 16th minute, but Antoine Griezmann struck and Dominik Livakovic scored an unfortunate own goal in the space of three first-half minutes to turn the game around. In first half, France were in the lead by 1-2.
Halftime substitute Josip Brekalo levelled with a fine solo effort in the 55th minute, muscling his way past three defenders before he steered the ball past Lloris.
France nosed ahead again 10 minutes later as defender Dayot Upamecano took advantage of static defending to head home a Griezmann corner and Olivier Giroud sealed the home side’s win with a 77th minute penalty.