France cruised into the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar with Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe claiming the goals to overcome Poland in a 3-1 win. Robert Lewandowski’s stoppage-time penalty — taken twice because of keeper Hugo Lloris moving too soon to save the first spot-kick — was a late consolation for the Poles.
Poland, which had claimed a round-of-16 spot ahead of Mexico on goal difference, had no answer to the world champions’ attacking talents, despite going close to opening the scoring in the first half. But after making a slow start to the game, France made easy work of the tie in the end to book a quarterfinal matchup against England or Senegal.
⚡️ Unstoppable Mbappe
🇫🇷 French attacking prowess
👏 Giroud’s record
❌ Poland’s failure to utilise Zielinski
💭 Just how far can this France team go?@amylawrence71, @DTathletic, @AhmedShooble & @jeffrueter analyse the talking points from #FRA 3-1 #POL https://t.co/9ooYSjQrDZ
— The Athletic | Football (@TheAthleticFC) December 4, 2022
Qatar 2022: Defending champions France progress to the Quarter Finals as Olivier Giroud becomes the record goal scorer for Les Bleus https://t.co/TVGy2BxRMg
— OpIndia.com (@OpIndia_com) December 4, 2022