Kylian Mbappe has now scored extra World Cup objectives than France legend Thierry Henry.
He has additionally turn out to be the seventh highest scorer in Les Bleus historical past, on a par with Zinedine Zidane, after scoring twice within the 2-1 group stage win over Denmark to seal his nation’s place within the spherical of 16.
The 23-year-old already made headlines this week when he moved into France’s prime 10 all-time scorers when he scored in opposition to Australia of their opener in Qatar.
Now his double in opposition to the Danes takes him past the variety of World Cup objectives scored by the nation’s all-time main goalscorer, Henry.
Henry scored six World Cup objectives throughout his time with the nationwide workforce between 1997 and 2010.
And at simply 23 years outdated, Mbappé has surpassed that and is now seven, after scoring 4 at Russia 2018 and three objectives in Qatar.
He additionally introduced his nation’s aim complete to 31, putting him seventh together with one other of the nation’s former icons, Zinedine Zidane.
Mbappé’s first aim on Saturday put his nation in entrance simply after the hour mark after a dull first half. He then discovered the online once more to place his workforce again within the lead after Andreas Christensen equalized for Denmark.
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Targets from the Paris Saint-Germain star within the second half have sealed France’s place within the spherical of 16, making them the primary workforce to achieve the spherical of 16 on this yr’s competitors.
In the meantime, Olivier Giroud missed the prospect to surpass Thierry Henry’s total goalscoring report for Les Bleus, when he was substituted within the second half for Marcus Thuram.
The previous Arsenal star had matched Henry’s 51 in France’s Group D opener in opposition to Australia, however couldn’t prime it in opposition to the Danes.