Les Bleus in festive mode

Led by the irrepressible Kylian Mbappé, France defeated the Netherlands 2-1 on Matchday 2 of the Nations League in front of an effervescent Stade de France in party mood to celebrate their World Cup winners!

Paris forward Mbappé opened the scoring on the half-hour from a Blaise Matuidi cross. It was his ninth goal with Les Bleus. Babel equalised for the Netherlands midway through the second-half (67') before Olivier Giroud netted the winner in the 74th minute from a Benjamin Mendy cross. 

At the end of the match, the World Cup winners were called up one by one and presented to the sell-out crowd before celebrating with the fans. It was the opportunity for the capital's football fanatics to congratulate their Paris stars Presnel Kimpembe, Alphonse Areola and Kylian Mbappé!

Nations League - League A / Group 1 - Matchday 2
Stade de France (Saint-Denis)
Goals: Mbappé (F) 14', Babel (N) 67', Giroud (F) 74'.
FRANCE: Areola, Varane, Umtiti, Pavard, Hernandez (Mendy, 62'), Matuidi, Pogba, Kanté, Mbappé, Griezmann (N'Zonzi, 81'), Giroud (Dembélé, 89'). Coach: Didier Deschamps.
NETHERLANDS: Cillessen, Blind, van Dijk, Tete (Janmaat, 82'), de Ligt, Babel (L. de Jong, 88'), Wijnaldum, Pröpper, F. de Jong, Depay, Promes (Vormer, 76'). Coach: Ronald Koeman.