World Cup 2022: Mbappe Takes Revenge on Amrabat With Filthy Nutmeg

World Cup 2022: Mbappe Takes Revenge on Amrabat With Filthy Nutmeg

  • Kylian Mbappe and Sofyan Amrabat stole the show of France's 2-0 semifinal clash with Morocco
  • Both men left a good impression of themselves on each other in what was an exciting duel on Wednesday night
  • Despite Mbappe having the last laugh, the Morocco star won many admirers for his stunning performance from the heart of the midfield

Kylian Mbappe exacted revenge on Sofyan Amrabat for his sensational sliding tackle on him during France's semifinal victory over Morocco.

France reached back-to-back World Cup finals after seeing off competition from a resilient Morocco side, who became the first African nation to reach the last four of the Mundial.

Mbappe did not get his name on the scoresheet but played a major role in France's two goals against Morocco.

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Kylian Mbappe and Sofyan Amrabat took centre stage in France's semifinal tie against Morocco with their intense duel. Photo credit: @equipedefrance/Twitter Anthony Bibard/Getty Images
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His quick change of direction, mesmeric dribbling skill and searing pace have been a major headache for opponents but not Sofyan Amrabat, who has been one of the outstanding midfielders in the competition.

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In what looked like a typical Mbappe drive towards the goal on the left flank, Amrabat sprinted back before unleashing a brutal tackle to recover the ball from the PSG star, per Football Italia.

The tackle won the hearts of many but the Frenchman had other ideas in mind. The 23-year-old forward equally paid Amrabat back with a filthy nutmeg.

In a video posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, Mbappe nutmegged an onrushing Sofyan in the middle of the park as the game drew to a close, getting his revenge on the Morocco midfield kingpin.

Amrabat steals show with brutal tackle on Mbappe

Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat was responsible for arguably the most brutal tackle of the Qatar World Cup on Wednesday.

The Atlas Lions came up against France in the World Cup semis hoping to pull off another upset on the day.

During the game, there was an interesting moment involving Kylian Mbappe and Amrabat, who brutally took down the pacey Paris Saint Germain star, per SportBible.

Mbappe sends message to Morocco's Hakimi

Sports Brief earlier reported that Morocco's 2022 World Cup fairy tale came to a painful end as reigning champions France knocked them out of the competition on Wednesday night.

Kylian Mbappe consoled his friend and club teammate Achraf Hakimi after the match and even exchanged jerseys in a heartwarming moment after the game.

The Atlas Lions were looking to make more history to become the first African nation to play at the World Cup final ahead of the game.

Source: Sports Brief News