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France beat Poland to reach World Cup quarter-finals (VIDEO)


France beat Poland 3-1 in a record-smashing World Cup last-16
clash on Sunday that saw Olivier Giroud become France’s outright
all-time top scorer and Kylian Mbappe score a magnificent double,
Trend reports citing
Reuters.

France were relentless on the attack as they pushed for an
opening goal but could not unlock a sturdy Poland until just before
the break when Mbappe played a pin-point ball through to Giroud,
who hammered it past a diving Wojciech Szczesny to claim his 52nd
goal for Les Bleus.

Holders France continued to press after the break, with Giroud
almost netting a second when he flicked Jules Kounde’s cross just
past the near post. But Mbappe did not miss in the 74th minute,
unleashing a missile from just inside the penalty area that shot
into the top corner.

Mbappe was not done, adding a second goal in stoppage time with
another screamer to seal the win and take his total for the
tournament to five.

Poland got a consolation goal from a Robert Lewandowski
penalty.

France will next face the winners of the England versus Senegal
game, being played later on Sunday.


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