Kylian Mbappe had an outstanding performance today, as he scored two goals to help lead France to a 3-1 victory over Poland in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022. This victory allowed France to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. At the Al Thumama Stadium, the match got under way at 9.00 pm on the Sunday, the 4th of December. The outcome of this match was extremely important for both of the teams. In order to advance to the quarterfinals, one needs to win the match they are currently playing in. Whoever comes out on the losing end of this contest will be eliminated from the World Cup. In this game, the stadium was completely full with supporters of both sides, however it was a terrible disappointment for Poland and their fans because their team was eliminated from the World Cup. On the other hand, the fans of France were ecstatic to see their team defeat the competition and advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.
During this encounter, both of the teams competed against one another head to head. The match was a lot of fun to watch because of how intense it got. During the course of this match, France had possession of the ball for 55 percent of the time, while Poland held it for 45 percent of the time. A total of 551 of France’s pass attempts were completed, and the team had 7 corner kicks. France’s pass accuracy was 86%. On the other side, Poland successfully completed 456 passes, with an accuracy rate of 82% on their passes, and only awarded 1 corner kick. During this match, there were a total of 18 fouls committed, with France committing 10 and Poland committing 8 of those fouls. During the course of this match, France was given one yellow card, while Poland received two yellow cards. France excelled in every facet of this game, from passes to possession to goals, and as a result, they emerged victors in the end. Despite the fact that Poland gave their absolute best performance in this match, they were unable to secure the victory.
There were a total of four goals scored in this match, three of which were scored by France, while one was scored by Poland. There was only one goal scored in the first half of the contest, and France was responsible for scoring it. Immediately after the opening whistle, France went on the offensive and gained possession of the ball to start the game. Olivier Giroud scored the first goal for France after 44 minutes had elapsed since the game began. In this encounter, Kylian Mbappe provided an assist to Olivier, who later went on to score the goal. The goal scored by the fan favorite for France generated a lot of excitement among the country’s supporters. The first half ended with France leading 1-0.
Three goals were scored in the second half. Kylian Mbappe scored the second goal for France with 74 minutes remarks of the match. The goal that he scored was outstanding. After ninety minutes of play, the score was 2-0 in favor of the France team. Mbappe scored once more in the extra time that was added on after the first 90 minutes of play had ended. His second goal came at the 90+1 minute mark. Robert Lewandowski converted a penalty kick to score their first goal at the 90+9 minute mark. Dayot Upamecano, the center back for France, touched the ball inside their own penalty box as the clock read 90+5 minutes of the game. Following the review by the video assistant referee (VAR), the on-field referee determined that Poland should be awarded a penalty kick for handball. The final score of the match favored France with a 3-1 advantage over their competitors.
The match between France and England in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 am.
France vs Poland
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Olivier Giroud – (France) – 44′
Kylian Mbappe – (France) – 74′ , 90+1′
Robert Lewandowski – (Poland) – 90+9′