France are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after a seven-goal thriller at the Kazan Arena.
KAZAN, RUSSIA – JUNE 30: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between France and Argentina at Kazan Arena on June 30, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Five of the goals came in an action-packed second-half. Kylian Mbappe well and truly announced himself as a superstar to the world with a match-winning brace.
Les Bleus needed a response after falling behind to Gabriel Mercado’s deflection in the early stages of the half. It came first from Benjamin Pavard’s stunner before Mbappe took control with a brace, displaying a clinical edge in the box.
Sergio Aguero set up a tense couple of minutes, but Didier Deschamps’ side held out for win to advance to the last eight.
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