Kylian Mbappe headed residence his first objective of the 2022 World Cup as France pulled away from Australia of their Group D opener.
- Australia had taken shock lead
- Mbappe made it 3-1 in second half
- Header was 23-year-old’s first of event
WHAT HAPPENED? Mbappe’s snap shot throughout the Australia objective initially flew nicely vast however was picked up by Ousmane Dembele on the France proper. He whipped in a teasing cross which Mbappe met at tempo, firing residence a high quality header that crashed in off the put up and placing Les Blues 3-1 up and firmly in management.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The objective was the 23-year-old’s first of the event, which each he and France followers might be hoping is one in every of many in Qatar. Australia had shocked the holders by going 1-0 up inside 9 minutes, however first-half targets from Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud restored order within the Al-Janoub Stadium, earlier than the latter equalled Thierry Henry’s France tally of 51 targets to make it 4-1.
WHAT NEXT FOR FRANCE? After cruising to victory on opening day, France will go on to face Denmark on Saturday, after Kasper Huljmand’s facet performed out a 0-0 draw of their Group D opener towards Mexico.