Kylian Mbappe has shone again in France’s 3-1 triumph over Poland that’s powered the champions into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Mbappe inspires France to win over Poland
Olivier Giroud’s record goal and Kylian Mbappe’s moments of sheer brilliance have sent defending champions France into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 3-1 victory against Poland.
Les Bleus, who will face either Senegal or England for a spot in the last four, had to dig deep on Sunday but scored on the stroke of halftime as Giroud became the outright all-time scorer for France with 52 goals.
Then Mbappe’s 74th-minute and stoppage-time screamers sealed Poland’s fate.
Poland, in the knockout stages for the first time since 1986 and looking for a first quarter-final appearance since 1982, had a huge chance in the first half but the France midfield did a great job at cutting the line to Robert Lewandowski, who only reduced the arrears when it was too late with a last-second penalty.