- France broke the champions curse to become the first defending champs to advance to the World Cup last 16 since 2006
- Les Blues had Kylian Mbappe to thank as his brace ensured all three points against Denmark on Saturday, November 26
- Mbappe, who was sublime throughout the game, went viral for a specific piece of clever play off the ball
Kylian Mbappe set social media ablaze with an incredible piece of skill off the ball during France’s 2-1 win over Denmark on Saturday, November 27.
On social media, fans seemed to be in agreement that it was hard not to have an ego as Kylian Mbappe with the immense talent the Frenchman has.
Mbappe turns 24 in less than a month but he is already carrying the entire French team for a second straight World Cup.
Against Denmark, he gave his side the lead in the 61st minute, but France almost bottled it as Andreas Christensen equalized seven minutes later.
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But with Mbappe on your team, one can almost guarantee the PSG forward will step up when it matters and he did with a goal that proved to be the match-winner late on.
Fans who have been keeping tabs on Mbappe since his Monaco days know he has it all; pace, skill, scoring prowess, and more recently, impeccable movement off the ball.
Mbappe leaves Denmark defender for dead
In a video doing rounds on social media, a Denmark player tasked with marking Mbappe is seen keeping tabs on the Frenchman, who is well aware if the danger in front of him.
As France go forward, Mbappe does an incredible body feint to fake an initial run, leaving the Dane on the floor before receiving the ball and advancing the attack.
Messi makes childhood idol cry
Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on how Lionel Messi’s goal against Mexico left Argentina's assistant coach Pablo Aimar in tears.
Messi took matters into his own hands by firing a shot from outside the box to give Argentina the lead in a cagey affair at the Lusail Stadium.
It was a goal that took the pressure off Albiceleste, who desperately needed maximum points. Aimar broke down into tears as Messi raced off to celebrate his goal with the rapturous crowd in Qatar.