Without a doubt, Kylian Mbappé was the main protagonist of France’s overwhelming victory yesterday against Kazakhstan by a resounding 8-0. The PSG striker signed a goal poker, three of them during the first 30 minutes, which elevated him to the altars in the Parc des Princes. It was more than 60 years since a player on the French national team scored four goals during a match.
On June 28, 1958, Just Fontaine scored four goals for France in Gothenburgor during the match for third place against the FRG, which was then the reigning world champion. Like Mbappé, Fontaine overwhelmed his rival at that time with his imposing speed and its unstoppable changes of rhythm. The striker finished that World Cup with 13 goals, a record that remains in force in the history of the world’s top national team tournament.
In addition, Mbappé received a 10 yesterday from the newspaper The team, a rating that only 11 players have received throughout history, Messi being the only one who has two tens to date. The last to receive this recognition was Lucas Moura, who in 2019, with his semifinal match against Ajax, scoring the goal that put Tottenham in the Champions League final, earned the gratitude of the French newspaper.