Argentina were tormented by French teenage star Kylian Mbappe.
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A goal each from Antoine Griezmann, Benjamin Pavard and 2 goals from Kylian Mbappe were enough to give France a 4-3 victory over Argentina in Kazan on Saturday.
The Paris Saint-Germain teenager won a 13th-minute penalty for Antoine Griezmann with a storming 75-yard run and scored two goals in five minutes in the 64th and 68th minute after the break as Didier Deschamps’ French side came from behind and won the game.
France overcame the setback of going 1-2 behind to claim a convincing 4-3 victory. But the scoreline looks very close.
It turned out to be another hugely World Cup classic and entertaining tie.
Both the footballing giants went for broke with attacking football and the final scoreline summarised that perfectly.
PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele netted twice for Brazil against Sweden in the 1958 final.
Now, France have reached the quarter-finals in consecutive World Cup tournaments for the first time.