Kylian Mbappe’s Double-Goal Leads France to Quarter-Finals

Kylian Mbappe's Double-Goal Leads France to Quarter-Finals
Kylian Mbappe’s Double-Goal Leads France to Quarter-Finals

Kylian Mbappé’s bright London is Robert Lewandowski’s Poland. They lost 3-1 to France in the last sixteen matches. Mbappe scored two goals. Olivier Giroud scored France’s other goal. Lewandowski scored from the penalty spot for Poland. The story that Kylian Mbappe started at the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been continued by Qatar.

France’s victory means the magic of Mbappe’s feet. The last sixteen against Poland was no exception. Mbappe’s great performance defeated the Polish 3-1, and the current champion France reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Raphael Varane’s header went just over the Poland goalpost early on at the Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday (December 4). After missing the goal, this defender returned to the defense. In the next moment, Poland attacked by taking advantage of France’s weakness. But Matty Cash’s shot goes wide of Hugo Lloris’ hand.

Wojciech Szczesny emerged as the hero after 13 minutes, turning away Chuameni’s shot. After a while, Poland lost control of the ball in defense. Ousmane Dembele created a goal opportunity after receiving the ball. But this time also failed efforts. After three minutes, France attacked again but had to return to Niras Badan.

France missed the biggest chance in the 29th minute. At this time, Ousmane Dembele’s throw from the right wing aimed at the post, and Oliver Giroud could have scored a goal. But Giroud’s shot goes just wide of the post. In the 35th minute, Mbappe’s shot was blocked by Szejsny at the near post.

In the 38th minute, Poland took several consecutive shots at the French goal. Once Upamecano, once Lloris, and lastly Raphael Varane saved the team. Then France regained momentum in the match. Just before the break, Didier Desham’s disciples got a goal. At this time, Giroud missed the opportunity to score from Kylian Mbappe’s pass.

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Even after the break, the course of the match did not change. From the beginning of the second half, the Poles were having a busy time stopping the French attack. In the 56th minute, Mbappe’s brilliant shot from near the D-box bounced off a Polish defender and went out of bounds.

In the 74th minute, Mbappe’s magic appeared again. Mbappe scored a superb curling shot from inside the D-box after receiving the ball from the counter-attack. He scored the second goal in added time from the spot where he scored the first goal. The only difference was that the former was at the near post and the latter at the far post.

Poland got a penalty in the end. Lloris saved the penalty, but it was later seen that France’s goalkeeper left the spot before Lewandowski took the shot. As a result, Poland took a penalty shot again. From there, the Polish star scored the desired goal.

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