The nail-biting match left fans from around the globe in a tizzy not knowing what to expect next. And the true hero of the night was none other than Kylian Mbappe — with two crucial goals at a tender age of just 19, he shook the mighty Argentinian side.
The much-awaited match between France and Argentina, which kept fans all across the globe hooked on to their screens, came to a dramatic end with France moving ahead after scoring the third and then the fourth goal leaving Argentina behind. In the end France defeated Argentina in a 4-3 score, sending Lionel Messi’s team home.
The game picked momentum from the moment it began and grew more intense after Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty and France took a lead in the 13th minute. However, things turned quite interesting after both the teams continued to score in the second half. The nail-biting match left fans from around the globe in a tizzy not knowing what to expect next. And the true hero of the night was none other than Kylian Mbappe — with two crucial goals at a tender age of just 19, he shook the might Argentinian side.
This was the first match of the knockout stage, where the two teams, who had not been able to reach their potential in the previous matches, were hoping to prove the mettle. While Argentina had dramatically managed to save a spot in the knockout stage by defeating Nigeria, France had done so by drawing a match against Denmark. While Argentina fans were clearly disappointed with their team’s loss, it was Africans more than the French who flooded the social networking sites with the praises for Mbappe. From praising his amazing style to turn the match in France’s favour to celebrating that he scored twice in a match since Pele vs Sweden in the final of 1958.
In a related development world best, Christiana Ronaldo’s team, Potugal also crashed out of the tournament as Cavani found the net with a perfectly-timed side-footed shot from the left edge of the area after a breakaway in the 62nd minute.
Edinson Cavani has scored his second goal to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal in the round of 16 of the World Cup.
Cavani found the net with a perfectly-timed side-footed shot from the left edge of the area after a breakaway in the 62nd minute.
Earlier Pepe has equalized for Portugal at 1-1 in the World Cup round of 16 game against Uruguay with a header in the 55th minute.
Two defenders tried to mark Cristiano Ronaldo after a ball crossed into the area and an unmarked Pepe came in behind them to level the match.
It was the first goal conceded by Uruguay at the World Cup 2018.
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have combined to give Uruguay at 1-0 lead at halftime against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the round of 16 game at the World Cup.
Cavani jumped to meet a cross by Luis Suarez in the seventh minute to open the scoring at Sochi. Cavani started the play on the other side of the field before running to meet the Suarez cross.
Suarez almost made it 2-0 with a low free kick that was saved by Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the 22nd.
Portugal kept possession but was not able to break through the Uruguayan defense. Apart from a free kick, Ronaldo did not have many clear chances to add to his four goals at the tournament.
Uruguay will play France, which defeated Argentina 4-3 earlier Saturday in Kazan.