TL;DR news on Spain vs France at August 28, 2023

66 GOAL FRANCE! IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM BENZEMA! Spain's lead lasts less than two minutes as Benzema places a stunning curling strike into the far corner from the edge of the box. "Spain outplaying France with an average squad, Meanwhile koeman is still giving excuses in his conferences," says @Dera_fcb on Twitter. Pogba tries to pick out Benzema with the free kick delivery but Spain snuff out the danger and are back on the attack. 06 What a chance for Benzema! Pogba cuts open the Spain defense, threading the ball through for Benzema, who finds himself one on one with Unai Simon. Two titans of European football go head to head, with Spain hoping to overcome the world champions to lift their first international title since Euro 2012. The game looks to have slowed down, but Torres tries to hasten things up, but Benzema comes to France's rescue. The linesman is not interested 8' Spain now pressing high with wingers tracing the ball right upto Lorris who controls the ball out of danger. 6' Chance for France! Unai Simon and Busquets beat the initial press with back passes as Spain tries to go up front. However, France were level two minutes later as Pogba and Mbappe combined to create the chance and Benzema curled home brilliantly from a narrow angle. A nice move in response to a good start from France. After Luis Enrique's squad selection raised many eyebrows and attracted much criticism for including no natural centre forward, he and the team proved that perhaps Spain don't need one. Jets vs. After Antoine Griezmann won France's penalty, Benzema had the ball in his hands when Mbappe approached him to ask for permission to take the penalty. WEEKEND SOCCER TV Saturday has World Cup qualifying on TUDN: Lithuania vs Bulgaria at 9am. Who is the favourite in Fury vs Wilder 3? Boxing's many commentators do not have consensus on who will triumph in the desert. Charles Leclerc was passed by Perez on Lap 52, the Red Bull driver taking P3 and his first podium since France.