Kylian Mbappe showed his status as the future star of world football through his slick appearance throughout the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Most recently, the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker has made a series of fantastic records after helping France to crush Poland 3-1 in the last 16, Sunday (4/12/2022).
In the match at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar, Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in the 74th and 90+1 minutes, completing Olivier Giroud’s opener in the first half.
Two goals against Poland made Kylian Mbappe record an extraordinary record at the 2022 World Cup. He even surpassed Pele to Cristiano Ronaldo even though he was still 23 years old.
Kylian Mbappe Goals record for France
His two goals against Poland made Kylian Mbappe score five goals during the 2022 World Cup while making him the tournament’s temporary top scorer.
Beyond that, Mbappe made history as the first French national team player to score at least four goals in two consecutive World Cup editions.
At the 2018 World Cup, Kylian Mbappe managed to score four goals to bring Les Bleus out as champions.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi Step Away
Kylian Mbappe has scored nine goals in total during the World Cup. That number is more than Cristiano Ronaldo and on par with Lionel Messi.
The PSG striker has a better record than Cristiano Ronaldo, who for a while has only scored eight goals in the five editions of the World Cup that followed.
Meanwhile, with Messi, Mbappe’s goals are indeed on par, but La Pulga is entering the end of his career. The three players can still add to the coffers of goals at the 2022 World Cup as their teams are still surviving in the knock-out phase. However, at the age of 23, Mbappe has a great chance to appear in the next World Cup in order to continue to add to his goals with France.
It’s not only Ronaldo and Messi’s superiority that Mbappe is in danger of being evicted. Brazilian legend Pele also had to surrender his records began to be surpassed by the former AS Monaco striker.
At just 23 years of age, Mbappe has surpassed Pele’s record in 1958 as the youngest player to score five goals in the knockout phase of a World Cup.
In addition, Mbappe, who has scored nine goals, officially surpassed another Pele record, as the first player to collect eight or more goals at a World Cup when he was under 24 years old.
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