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.
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.
Assist for Pogba ..Sweden unlocking him I see ? pic.twitter.com/VLVLwGFODW
— Grizz* (@GrizzKhan) November 17, 2020
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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.