In an entertaining first knock out match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Didier Deschamps men secured a deserving 4-3 win over Argentina at Kazan Arena, Kazan.
France was dominant from the very start and nearly got the lead in the 9th minute when Griezmann free kick shot came off the bar.
France took the lead in the 13th minute through Antoine Griezmann´s penalty strike. Rojo conceded the penalty after he fouled Mbappe inside the box, Griezmann stepped in to send Franco Armani to the wrong.
Six minutes later Nicolás Alejandro Tagliafico brought down Mbappe again and concede free at the edge of the box Mbappe., Griezmann take went off in the orbit.
However, Argentina squared the level before the halftime. Di Maria´s strike a stunner in the 41st minute. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder received the ball from Banega unmarked at around 35-yard area who curled a powerful shot into the top corner of the net past Hugo Lloris
Three minutes down the second half Argentina scored their second to take the lead. Messi´s shot after collecting the ball made the space to take a shot that got the deflection of Mercado and completely beat Lloris and the ball roll in the back of the net.
Nine minutes later, Pavard striker a brilliant right-footer to send the ball into the top corner past Armani to bring in the parity in the game.
Seven minutes later regain the lead as Mbappe gained Pogba´s blocked shot and took a low shot that found the net beating Argentine goalkeeper Armani. Mbappe found his second of the match four minutes later on Giroud´s cross.
As the match was heading towards the end and Argentina sure to return empty-handed Aguero scored to give some hope to La Albiceleste but it was too late for Jorge Sampaoli boys to bounce back this ending their World Cup campaign.
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