Giroud became France’s all-time top scorer with 52 goals, when he opened the scoring in the 44th minute to give the home side a 1–0 lead after halftime. In the second half, Mbappe, who set up Giroud to score, made two stunning finishes to seal the game for France. Mbappe’s goals in the 74th and 91st minutes gave France an easy 3-0 lead in injury time, and Poland could only score a consolation in the 99th minute when Robert lewandowski convert a free kick.
With the double, Mbappe is currently the top goalscorer of the tournament with 5 goals. It also brings his World Cup total to nine, after his four in the last tournament in Russia, making him the top scorer at the World Cup before 24 age. Great Brazil Pellet scored 7 goals before turning 24.
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Next, France will face the winner of England vs Senegal, which takes place later on Sunday.
Les Bleus had to dig deep but scored during halftime as Giroud became the all-time goalscorer for France with 52 goals ahead of Mbappe’s 74th-minute goal and screams in injury time fixed the fate of Poland.
Poland, reaching the knockout stages for the first time since 1986 and looking for a place in the quarterfinals since 1982, had a huge chance in the first half but the French midfield did well in the first half. cutting the pass to Robert Lewandowski, who reduced the arrears with a last-second penalty.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made his 142nd game and now joins Lilian Thuram as France’s most capped player, and his experience matters a lot as he makes a super quick save to save France. rejected Piotr Zielenski.
Coach Didier Deschamps has warned that there is more to Poland than Lewandowski and he proved it at Al Thumama.
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France got off to a dominant start before relinquishing possession, looking to create space behind the Polish defense after Mbappe’s early breakthroughs failed to lead to clear chances.
Poland’s composure almost paid off in the 38th minute when an oncoming Zielinski shot was saved by Lloris. It then returned to the midfielder’s line but his second attempt was thwarted by Theo Hernandez.
Jakub Kaminski followed, only when his shot was saved by Raphael Varane close to the line.
However, a minute after halftime, the French tactics paid off.
Mbappe lured the opposition defense and put the ball into Giroud’s pass, who took advantage of the space needed to get the ball past Szczesny and score his third goal of the tournament.
The 36-year-old Giroud, who didn’t score in Russia 4 years ago, drew with Thierry Henry scored 51 goals after scoring twice in the defending champions Australia’s 4-1 win in the opening match of Group D.
France looked too ordinary, Mbappe in particular, but the striker pulled a shot across the bar before slamming another dangerous shot into the top corner of goal in stoppage time.
It was his fourth and fifth goals in Qatar, and Mbappe became the first player to score nine goals at a World Cup before his 24th birthday, as many goals as 35-year-old Lionel Messi. Argentina.
It helped Mbappe erase the painful memory of last year’s European Championship, when he missed the penalty that decided to send Switzerland into the round of 16 after a penalty shootout after drawing 3-3.
A handball from Dayot Upamecano opened the door for Lewandowski to score a consolation with the penalty being first saved by Lloris before being retaken — and scored — when the keeper was not on the line.
(With input from agencies)