Mbappe Brace to see France past Russia 3-1
Kylian Mbappe scored two goals as France saw off World Cup 2018 hosts Russia 3-1 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
PSG forward Mbappe opened the scoring after a fine through-ball from Paul Pogba, and the Manchester United midfielder netted the goal of the game with a fine free-kick to double France’s lead soon after the break.
Fyodor Smolov gave a limited Russia team hope with a back-post finish with 22 minutes remaining, but Mbappe made sure of the result as his low effort squirmed underneath Andrey Lunyov’s legs after 83 minutes.
The result was much-needed for Didier Deschamps’ side, who fell to a shock 3-2 home defeat to Colombia on Friday having led by two goals early on.
Kylian Mbappe scored a brace for France as they ran out 3-1 winners against Russia.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 27, 2018
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