On Saturday, France defeated Argentina 4-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In France’s triumph over Lionel Messi and Argentina, Kylian Mbappe scored twice. The youthful player gave France the lead with goals in the 64th and 68th minutes, respectively. Antoine Griezmann (13th minute) and Benjamin Pavard (57th minute), in addition to Mbappe scored goals for France. Argentina’s goals came from Angel Di Maria (41 minutes), Gabriel Mercado (48 minutes), and Sergio Aguero (90+3 minutes). Mbappe is the sixth youngster to register multiple goals at a World Cup.France vs Argentina Highlights
The young Paris Saint-Germain player scored twice in five minutes (minutes 64 and 68). After halftime to help Didier Deschamps’ team overcome the setback of falling behind and secure a resounding victory. The teenager won a penalty for Antoine Griezmann in the 13th minute with a storming 75-yard run.
Argentina had responded through a 30-yard drive from Angel di Maria (41) and a fortunate flick from Gabriel Mercado three minutes into the second half. But they were consistently outplayed in what might have been Messi’s final international match.
Although substitute Sergio Aguero threatened a late twist with an injury-time header, Mbappe’s double proved pivotal, setting up a last-eight match against Uruguay. Benjamin Pavard’s 57th-minute half-volley—his first France goal—sparked a second-half charge.
Just three minutes into the match, Messi, a supporting character who has yet to score in the World Cup’s knockout round, was awarded a free-kick opportunity. However, it was unsuccessful, and when Mbappe was brought down at the other end. Griezmann curled his dead-ball attempt against the crossbar. Mbappe’s spectacular run on the edge of his own area gave Griezmann the opportunity to go one better from the spot. Sending Franco Armani the wrong way with a low shot.