K is indecipherableylian mbappe. Because you never know where she will shoot. It is intractable because no matter how much branding it has, it seeks to transcend. It is unstoppable because it runs and takes everything like a whirlwind without control.
And the question is: Who stops him? For now nobody has the answer because nobody can beat him. At the Al Thumama stadium, the PSG man delivered another concentrated dose of quality, determination and power. An indomitable savage who, when things went badly for France, took it upon himself to show up and lead them by the hand to the quarter-finals.
With an assist and a brace, Mbappé was the icon of the 3-1 win against Poland at the Al Thumama stadium. With his unbalanced and direct game, but also with the lucidity of making the right counterattack, the 23-year-old forward is already the top scorer of Qatar 2022 with five goals in four games. He adds nine shouts in total and two assists in the two World Cups he has played in (11 appearances so far). Same amount as Lionel Messi (in five World Cups). more than one Ninja turtleit’s a true net destroyer.
But before you write yours, Kylian was in charge of making Olivier Giroud the all-time top scorer for the French team. The Milan striker received a perfect assist from 10 and defined coldly to make it the first of the match. That was his 52nd goal in the blue shirt. He surpassed Thierry Henry (51).
The classification of France was built on fears and lucidity. He had a bad time before celebrating thanks to the magic of Mbappé, world champion because his rival put him in difficulty. Away from the ultra-defensive position they had presented against Argentina, the Polish team played on par with the Azzurri. And they were very, very close to starting hitting.
A triple save under the arc was the play that marked a before and after. A good combination down the left led to Przemyslaw Frankowski’s escape, who ran to the deep end and put the crossbar back in.
And that’s where it all happened: Piotr Zielinski scored twice, first Hugo Lloris covered with both knees and in the rebound Zielinski couldn’t define well and his shot hit Theo Hernández. He didn’t stop there. This new rebound was caught by Jakub Kaminski and literally saved by Raphael Varane on the line.}
A cold sweat broke out all over France, which had already been shaking from a couple of bad tries by Robert Lewandowski. Didier Deschamps’ cast was surprised. For long stretches of that even first half, he found himself being overtaken in the middle by an opponent who contested possession and scored his goal.
The difference was in some details that aren’t all that details. The luck factor was undoubtedly on the French side on the evening in Qatar. Poland did not take advantage of its great moment of prominence. And, finally, the hierarchy of Mbappé to first give a millimeter pass to Giroud, which he solved almost without looking at the goal, and then to score two more great goals that closed the process.
Deschamps has opted to resume the 4-2-3-1 of qualifying. Thus, Antoine Griezmann was almost an extra spectator because the ball ran down the flanks, looking for Dembelé and Mbappé. Messi’s teammate at Paris Saint-Germain tried to throw his team off balance, even though he was quite alone.
Of course, every time he grabbed her, something could happen. And it happened. After generating 1-0, she made the other two. With many more spaces due to Poland’s more attacking position forced to seek an equaliser, Mbappé did what he wanted. He didn’t forgive in two counter-attacks and hit a couple of shots that were cannon shots for the good goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Lewandowski took the consolation of having scored the penalty already in the added time, after a hand collected through the VAR, commanded by the Argentine Mauro Vigliano.
Nothing that would jeopardize the victory of the Frenchman, who claims to be a candidate because he has a footballer’s machine called Kylian Mbappé that for now no one knows how to turn it off.
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