Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappe Scores Puskas Contender Goal As France Demolish Gibraltar

Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappe Scores Puskas Contender Goal As France Demolish Gibraltar

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at November 19, 2023 at 6:13 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe produced a superlative display as France trounced Gibraltar on Saturday
  • The 24-year-old bagged three goals and three assists as Les Bleus put 14 goals past their opponents
  • In the process, Mbappe became France's third all-time top scorer after Thierry Henry and Olivier Giroud

In their penultimate UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers, Kylian 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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Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning goal in the dying embers as France took Gibraltar to the cleaners. Photos by Christian Liewig/Getty Images and @KaherCFC/Twitter
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The Paris Saint-Germain superstar notched a hat-trick of goals and assists, solidifying Didier Deschamps' team's flawless run in the qualifiers for next summer's championship, per MARCA.

Mbappe's outrageous goal

Saving the best for the end, the 24-year-old set the Allianz Riviera stadium, the home venue of Ligue 1's OGC Nice, ablaze with a remarkable effort, as cited by GOAL.

Observing Gibraltar's goalkeeper, Dayle Coleing, off his line, Mbappe sized up the situation and executed a Beckham-esque shot—a precise, swerving strike that sailed past the custodian and found the back of the net.

Mbappe's goal marked France's 12th of the match, later followed by two rapid-fire braces from Olivier Giroud, sealing a resounding victory for the 2000 European champions and confirming their status as Group B winners.

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Mbappe becomes France's 3rd all-time top scorer

In the recent UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers against Gibraltar, Kylian Mbappe delivered a legendary performance for France, leaving a lasting impact on the field, as reported by Sports Brief.

Surpassing teammate Antoine Griezmann, he secured the third spot on France's all-time top scorers list, trailing only behind Thierry Henry and the current top scorer, Olivier Giroud. With 46 goals to his name, Mbappe edges ahead of Griezmann by two goals.

Yet, he remains five goals away from Henry's second-place position and eight goals behind the leading scorer, Giroud.

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Mbappe nets, Holland, Swiss qualify

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick in France's record-breaking 14-0 thrashing of 10-man Gibraltar as the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Romania booked their places at Euro 2024 on Saturday.

Les Bleus set a new record margin of victory in European qualifying and a national record in the demolition of Gibraltar in Nice.

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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.
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