Mbappe Overtakes Antoine Griezmann To Move 3rd on France’s All Time Top Scorers List

Mbappe Overtakes Antoine Griezmann To Move 3rd on France’s All Time Top Scorers List

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 19, 2023 at 6:07 AM
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  • PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe reached a new landmark as France thrashed Gibraltar
  • Mbappe secured a hat-trick of assists and goals as Les Bleus put 14 goals past the Group B minnows
  • The scoreline is France's biggest victory in history

Kylian Mbappe carved out a legendary performance for France in their recent UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers against Gibraltar, leaving an indelible mark on the field.

In a dominant display, Mbappe delivered a masterclass, securing a hattrick and crafting three sublime assists as Les Bleus orchestrated a resounding victory over Gibraltar in Nice.

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Kylian Mbappe mustered six goal contributions as France sent Gibraltar to the cleaners. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

The 24-year-old forward initiated his goal contributions with a perfectly executed penalty, deceiving the Gibraltar goalkeeper expertly, precisely on the half-hour mark.

Mbappe runs the show against Gibraltar

Four minutes later, he set up Olympique Marseille's Jonathan Clauss with an assist before effortlessly providing an opportunity for Youssouf Fofana, further bolstering France's lead to an astonishing seven goals by halftime.

Maintaining his impressive form, Mbappe continued to excel, assisting Kingsley Coman in scoring his personal double and the team's ninth goal of the evening.

Unwavering in his prowess, Mbappe added to his tally with two more goals, completing his hat trick in the 75th and 82nd minutes.

Mbappe overtakes Griezmann in top scorers chart

While propelling the 2000 European champions to secure their position as Group B winners, Mbappe achieved a personal milestone during the game.

According to Livescore, he surpassed teammate Antoine Griezmann to claim the third spot on France's all-time top scorers list, trailing only behind the iconic Thierry Henry and the current top scorer, Olivier Giroud.

Mbappe currently boasts 46 goals, a tally two goals ahead of Griezmann. Yet, he stands just five goals away from Henry's second-place position and a closer eight goals from the leading scorer, Giroud, as reported by the BBC.

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Mbappe nets unreal goal vs Gibraltar

Sports Brief also reported that in their penultimate UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers, Mbappe showcased brilliance, culminating in a spectacular long-range goal that contributed to France's overwhelming 14-0 victory over Gibraltar on Saturday night.

Mbappe concluded his exceptional performance against the European underdogs with a stunning strike late in the game, elevating Les Bleus to their most substantial victory margin in history.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.