FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappe beats Poland to reach quarter-finals-
FIFA World Cup 2022 France vs Poland: Defending champions France (France) advanced to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Doha, Qatar, late on Sunday night, with the help of 2 goals from Kylian Mbappe and a record goal by Oliver Giroud. France will play in the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the third time in a row (2014, 2018, 2022). France will face England in the quarter-finals on December 10.
Kylian Mbappe scored 2 goals in the match against Poland and made history. Kylian Mbappe surpassed legendary footballers Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo. Not only this, this young footballer also equaled Argentina captain Lionel Messi.
24-year-old Mbappe surpasses Pele in this case.
Mbappe became the player to score 8 goals in the FIFA World Cup at the age of 24. Mbappe surpassed Pele’s record of 7 goals scored before he completed 24 years. With the second goal against Poland, Mbappe scored 9 goals in the FIFA World Cup. Now Mbappe has reached the level of Lionel Messi, the highest goalscorer in the FIFA World Cup. Mbappe surpassed Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has only 8 goals in the World Cup.
Olivier Jonathan Giroud: France’s Oliver Giroud also made history
At the same time, France’s center forward Giroud (44th minute) scored a record 52nd goal for his country in the first half. Mbappe (74th and 90+1st minutes) scored in the second half. A minute before the first half, Oliver Jonathan Giroud became france’s highest goalscorer. Giroud surpassed Thierry Honori (51 goals in 123 matches). The 36-year-old Giroud has scored 52 goals in 117 appearances. Giroud equalled Honory in a 4-1 win over Australia in the opening match of Group D.
Talking about the match, poland’s consolation goal was scored by their charismatic striker Robert Lewandowski (90+9th minute) on penalty spot. Kylian Mbappe also helped Giroud score a goal. Mbappe gave the ball inside the box to Giroud, who scored a record goal with a brilliant shot from the left foot and gave France a 1-0 lead. Coach Didier Deschamps was seen celebrating it.
Kylian Mbappe is leading in the Golden Boot Race
Poland created chances during the match, but the team was unfortunate because the chances did not turn into goals. France, who topped Group D, dominated the 15 minutes of the match with three good attempts to score, one of which was shot by Aurelian Choumeni in the 13th minute, but it was defended well by Polish goalkeeper Wojciak Shjeshny while diving.
Poland’s legendary player and one of the best strikers, Lewandowski made several attempts to enter the French half. 1998 champion France got a great chance in the 27th minute when Barcelona winger Osmane Dembley gave Giroud a cross, but he could not get it to the net. The Polish players were engaged in every effort to stop Mbappe, who is now leading the race for the ‘Golden Boot’ in the tournament.
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris also created history.
Choumani also showed a yellow card during this time to tackle Frankovsky and foul. Poland got a free kick that went in vain. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris came in the record 142nd match for the team and equaled the most match-playing Lillian Thuram. In the second half, Poland’s Batosz Bereszinski got a yellow card for dropping Osmane Dembele and France got a free kick.
The Polish goalkeeper defended well by diving Antoine Griezmann’s powerful shot on the freak. Mbappe got a chance during this time, but his shot went wide. Girod had a chance to double the lead in the 66th minute. He tried to give direction to kaunda’s cross close to the post but it went out of the side of the net.
The Polish players were in the French half and then in the counter-attack, the French players changed the course of the ball. Girod gave the pass to Dembley who did it towards Mbappe. The star hit the goal directly with a powerful shot from the right foot in the Polish box and Shjesny could not do anything. Mbappe then showed another magic and scored his second goal in the match.
On Thurram’s pass, he reduced his World Cup goal tally to nine. Poland’s team reached the knockout round for the first time in 36 years. The consolation goal for them came from a penalty in the 99th minute due to a handball violation. During the match, the referee also removed Jules Conde’s gold chain. He was playing wearing it which is a violation of rules.