Kylian Mbappe scored twice, and Olivier Giroud became France’s all-time leading scorer, as France eliminated Poland from the World Cup Round of 16.
After struggling to create an impact against a restricted but strong Polish team, Giroud’s opening before halftime turned the game in France’s favor. With his 52nd goal for his nation, the AC Milan striker chipped a close-range shot past Wojciech Szczesny to surpass Thierry Henry on the all-time Les Bleus list.
Giroud was involved in Mbappe’s first goal, as France broke out from the back, the PSG star slamming a shot high past Szczesny. His second was even better, shifting the ball from left to right before curling a shot high into the opposite corner, despite the Poland goalkeeper getting a finger to it.
Robert Lewandowski scored a consolation penalty in stoppage time that had to be taken twice after Hugo Lloris had moved off his line in saving Lewandowski’s first attempt.
France move on into the quarterfinals, where they will face England