Kylian Mbappe scores two goals in 95 seconds in World Cup final against Argentina, it was out of nowhere
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Kylian Mbappe turned the World Cup final on its head with a stunning 95-second brace against Argentina.
Les Bleus' talisman was completely anonymous for the vast majority of the huge clash at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, where Argentina dominated and sailed into a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria.
But just when it looked like Argentina were on their way to a third World Cup win, Nicolas Otamendi clumsily brought down Marcus Thuram inside the area and gave France a lifeline in the 80th minute.
Mbappe pulled one back for the below-par holders with a powerful penalty and almost immediately after, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar made it all square.
He linked up wonderfully with Thuram and then smashed a stunning volley past Emiliano Martinez before wheeling away in celebration.
Argentina, having looked in control for so long, began to appear shattered as France found a completely different gear and started playing.
The pulsating game went to extra time, where Messi put Argentina ahead again on the rebound after Lautaro Martinez had an effort saved by Hugo Lloris.
Jules Kounde got back in on the line but the ball was over and the Lusail Stadium erupted. But just when you thought it was foregone conclusion, France were awarded a second penalty for a handball from Gonzalo Montiel.
Mbappe stepped up again and went the same way with the same result to become the first player since Geoff Hurst to score a final in the World Cup final hat-trick - and secure the Golden Boot with eight goals.
He found the net again in the penalty shoot-out but France fell 4-2 to Argentina, with Gonzalo Montiel coolly rolling in the winner from 12 yards.