France and Paris Saint-German forward Kylian Mbappe scored two significant goals in a thriller 4-3 win of France over Argentina that ensured his side scaled through to the quarterfinal stage of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The victory marks the end of Lionel Messi’s dream of winning a world cup after his side narrowly escaped from the Group D with a victory over Nigeria.
With two goals scored within a space of four minutes in 64 and 68 minutes, Mbappe also became the first teenager to score two goals in a single game in the World Cup at the age of 19.
France who took the lead first through Griezmann’s penalty before Di Maria leveled up at 41 minutes before half time, but upon arrival at the second half it was Messi who put his side ahead of the French side with a flick that was deflected by Macado.
France’ right-back gave the French side an equalizer, before Mbappe did the damage that dashed the Argentine’s hope, but Sergio Aguero’s third goal for Argentina had no impact, as the French side had the day.
The victory for France means Messi and his teammates will have to be on their way back to Buenos Aires and the need of announcing a possible retirement may not be needed.