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Jakarta Post

Mbappe double helps France beat Argentina 4-3

  • News Desk


Kazan, Russia   /   Sat, June 30, 2018   /   11:20 pm
Mbappe double helps France beat Argentina 4-3 France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring their third goal while playing against Argentina in 2018 FIFA World Cup last 16 round soccer match at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia on Saturday. France won 4-3 to advance to quarterfinals. (Reuters/Pilar Olivares)

Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four second-half minutes to send France into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday.

The explosive 19-year-old netted France's third goal in the 64th minute and sealed the win four minutes later with a cool finish to set up a quarter-final clash with Uruguay or Portugal, who meet later on Saturday.

Benjamin Pavard also netted a fine strike for France after Antoine Griezmann's 13th minute penalty had opened the scoring.

Argentina's goals came from Angel Di Maria, who unleashed a stunning long-range strike in the 41st minute to draw them level at 1-1, before Gabriel Mercado put them ahead after the break. Substitute Sergio Aguero added a third in stoppage time.