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Video: Sweden take lead against France after soft Paul Pogba challenge leaves Viktor Claesson free to score

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Video Sweden make it 1 0 against France

France have fallen behind in the opening few minutes of their Nations League tie against Sweden, with Viktor Claesson left free to claim a second ball and score.

It looked as though Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba wouldn’t be at fault for the chance at first after his interception cut out a low cross – but his block actually spilled the ball out to Claesson.

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Claesson held off Adrien Rabiot and effortlessly skipped past Pogba – who attempted to knock the Krasnodar ace off his path with a soft tackle – Claesson breezed by and poked the ball into the net.

Didier Deschamps should be furious considering how crowded France’s box was when this happened.

Pictures from beIN Sports.

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Pogba also looked well out of place in last week’s shock defeat to Finland, with no effort shown in stopping the first goal and a half-hearted attempt when it came to the second.

At a time when Pogba has been phased out of the United starting eleven, the midfielder’s been able to find some much-needed confidence whilst away with France for some favourable games.

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