Mbappe Equals Pele Record
Kylian Mbappe Equals Pele Record
France teenager Kylian Mbappe was the Man of the Match in his side’s seven-goal thriller Argentina, scoring two goals and equaling a 60-year-old record set by Brazil legend Pele along the way.
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The 19-year-old scored his side’s third and fourth goals in the 4-3 win to help France eliminate Lionel Messi’s Argentina.
Mbappe only became the second teenager to score two goals in a World Cup knockout stage game since Pele managed to so at the 1958 FIFA World Cup final against Sweden.
Pele, 17 years at the time, scored a hat trick in the semi-final against France and a brace in the final against Sweden.
Overall, he has now scored seven goals in 19 senior appearances for France, who will face the winner of the second last 16 clash between Uruguay and Portugal.
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