Mbappe strikes twice as France sink Poland to reach FIFA WC quarters

Mbappe strikes twice as France sink Poland to reach FIFA WC quarters

DOHA: Star footballer Kylian Mbappe struck twice to raise holders France thrash Robert Lewandowski’s Poland 3-1 to make their manner into the quarter-finals of the continued FIFA World Cup 2022.

France continued their world cup title defence in type as Mbappe’s males outclassed Robert Lewandowski’s aspect to storm by to the final eight.

In a knockout match, majorly dominated by France, Poland, nonetheless, did properly to maintain the French strikers quiet for almost the whole lot of the primary half earlier than Olivier Groud’s scintillating bicycle kick opened the scoring for Les Bleus.

Mbappe slid a through-ball into the trail of Giroud within the field as he gained a step on Jakub Kiwior. The ahead shot on the flip and had the position to seek out the bottom-right nook.

Giroud’s first-half purpose was his 52nd for the Les Bleus that allowed him to leapfrog Thierry Henry to turn into France’s all-time document scorer.

After organising a history-making purpose for Giroud, Mbappe joined the occasion within the 71st minute when Ousmane Dembele reduce inside from the best flank and fed Mbappe within the area, who took a contact earlier than hammering a right-footed strike previous Wojciech Szczesny.

Mbappe then put an finish to any aspirations of a Poland comeback by scoring once more on the dying to move to 9 objectives in 11 World Cup appearances, the second-most for a French participant on the match.

The French defence, then again, snuffed out the specter of Robert Lewandowski, who, though acquired a comfort purpose on a penalty within the stoppage time nevertheless it was too late for him to set off a late twist as France ran away with a cushty triumph.

Following their Round of 16 victory, Deschamps’ aspect will now tackle both England or Senegal within the final quarter-final on Sunday.

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