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MBAPPE , the Fastest in FIFA 2018 Russia
Argentina met France in Kazan arena yesterday to fight for quarter final booking. It was the first match of 16 knock out stage of FIFA 2018 Russia and was as spectacular as expected. France is the youngest team in FIFA 2018 and Argentina is one of the oldest.
First goal was scored by Griezmann for France @13â€™. It was a penalty conversion after MBAPPE was brought down and had been fouled in penalty area. Desperately Argentina needed a leveler and De Maria provided it with a stunning long-range strike @ 44â€™. It was not long time after break, when Gabriel Marcado deflected the ball shot by famous left foot of Lionel Messi. Time was 48â€™ then and that put Argentina in a strong position. With an electric curled goal (@57â€™) Les Bleus player Benjamin Pavard did not take much time to response Argentina and let fans felt the presence of him. After that equalizer created by Pavard making the score 2-2, MBAPPE secured the victory for France by scoring two goals within 4 minutes (@ 64â€™ and 68â€™). Argentinian substitute Kan Aguero made his final effort to pull their team up by scoring a header @ 90â€™+3â€™, but it was not that enough to take Argentina to quarter finals.
Lionel Messiâ€™s dream for winning a world cup for Argentina became unrealistic again and most probably this was the last world cup game for Messi. MBAPPE won the Budweiser man of the match award and his ball carrying speed was well noted and highly appreciated by football veterans.