Kylian Mbappe Has Just Single Handedly Destroyed Argentina At The World Cup
20 years ago today Michael Owen scored one of the best goals at any World Cup. Kylian Mbappe wasn't even born yet and here he is today ripping Argentina apart and taking France to a World Cup quarter final.
Over two weeks ago Spain and Portugal played out a 3-3 draw in the group stages and we all expected that we'd already seen the game of the tournament however France and Argentina might have just bettered it in the opening game of the second round.
Both sides went into the game without playing their best in the group games but Argentina had been the poorer of the two sides.
Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring for France from the penalty spot but they couldn't make their dominance count as Angel di Maria equalised with five minutes of the first half to go.
Seven minutes into the second half Gabriel Mercado made it 2-1 to everyone's surprise but then France turned up a gear with Benjamin Pavard scoring a beauty and Kylian Mbappe grabbing two in four minutes. Sergio Aguero nodded a consolation in for Argentina in injury time but it was of little consequence in the end.
Mbappe's pace and poise and constant threat were just too much for Argentina to deal with and he looked every bit the superstar that everyone expects him to be.
Fans were absolutely loving the game and in awe of Mbappe's performance:
live reaction of me watching france vs. argentina #FRAARG pic.twitter.com/dBa27ve2PP
- group H stan acc :flag_es::flag_mx::flag_jp: (@TeeHaitchGee) June 30, 2018
This France Argentina match got me like...#WorldCupRussia2018 #FranciaArgentina pic.twitter.com/oUl3AcySSi
- Jéan-Claude Hubbard (@Jean_Claude21) June 30, 2018
France & Argentina putting on a show pic.twitter.com/ANqNaFjVdj
- Pertrique (@culturedcoder) June 30, 2018
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Argentina with their Barcelona forward line and Sunderland defence.
- Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) June 30, 2018
WHAT A GAME!!! :scream:
Mbappé scores a brace to make it 4-2 in this incredible game :fire:#FRA #FRAARG #Mbappé #WorldCup #WorldCup2018 pic.twitter.com/HRrAasD1Aq
- FIFA World Cup :trophy: (@TheSporTalk) June 30, 2018
19 years old Kylian Mbappe lits up the #WorldCup
Meanwhile, me at 21 :point_down:#FRAARG pic.twitter.com/9JFcr9BgUH
- #ConteOut (@sterlin_sterlin) June 30, 2018
Mbappe today vs Argentina :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/HpnP8yCaER
- IG:Romario_Daley :flag_es: (@Tigrauso_) June 30, 2018
Kylian Mbappe against the Argentinian defense :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/VNnbpuBLN4
- Danny WelBeast (@WelBeast) June 30, 2018
Who should win the Best Young Player Award of the #WorldCup?
1. Kylian Mbappé pic.twitter.com/akpGk2IMfn
- Ann Odong :koala: (@AnnOdong) June 30, 2018
#FRAARG @KMbappe is on a mission to bury Argentina :fire::cry: #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/rnDV9NkVE6
- S I :m: Z _ H V O (@SimzHvo) June 30, 2018
Can we please zoom in to Maradona's face for twenty minutes after the final whistle? Then maybe follow him out of the stadium, and all the way home, staring at him and laughing? #FrancevsArgentina pic.twitter.com/EBWq3HAyWN
- Julian Dutton (@JulianDutton1) June 30, 2018
Said it before, but Kylian Mbappe will be the next global football superstar.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 30, 2018
20 years ago France won the World Cup and Kylian Mbappe wasn't even born yet. Based on this performance he may be the man to bring the trophy back to the country.
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