Les Bleus reached the next round of the World Cup with a dominant display.
France defeated Poland 3-1 in their World Cup game on Sunday. Kylian Mbappe secured his spot at the top of the tournament’s goalscoring charts as the Blues reached the quarter-finals.
Giroud is France’s top scorer of all time!
France started the game by immediately establishing their control over possession.
Poland spent most of the first half in their own half but managed to keep their defensive integrity.
It seemed the first period would end in a goalless draw, but a goal from Olivier Giroud changed the course of the game.
The AC Milan star scored his 52nd goal for France, breaking Thierry Henry’s record as the nation’s all-time top scorer.
Poland made a few attempts to bounce back at the beginning of the second period. But their opponents soon regained control over the game.
Following an assist from Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe doubled France’s lead with a stunning strike in the 74th minute.
Poland then went all-in with their attacks, but that only resulted in more space for France’s ruthless counter-attacks.
Another fantastic shot from Mbappe made it 3-0 for the Blues in the 91st minute. The PSG star became the outright top scorer at the current World Cup as he registered his fifth goal of the tournament.
Robert Lewandowski converted a late penalty for the Eagles, but that wasn’t enough to prevent France’s qualification to the quarter-finals.
The Blues will face the winners of England’s clash against Senegal, which takes place later tonight.