French forward player Kylian Mbappe stunned with his strong performance in the knockout match played against Poland on Sunday. Mbappe scored two goals and with this, he left behind Portugal's star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappé surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo in World Cup goals and equaled Lionel Messi's 9 goals. France recorded a resounding 3-1 win over Poland in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Left Ronaldo behind after the 90th minute
Embappé, 23, scored in the 74th minute to equal Portugal's Ronaldo's record of eight World Cup goals. In the first minute of extra time, he scored another goal to overtake Ronaldo and equalize Argentina's captain Messi. Embappé scored four goals in his first World Cup in 2018.
Scored first World Cup goal at the age of 19
France had won the World Cup title in Russia at that time. His first goal against Peru in that tournament made him, at the age of 19, the youngest French goalscorer in World Cup history. Mbappe has surpassed his tally of four goals in this World Cup from four years ago, taking him to the top of the leaderboard for the Golden Boot.
First French player to score four or more goals in the World Cup
Embappé is also the first French player to score four or more goals in multiple World Cups. At 23 years and 349 days, he is also the youngest player since Brazilian legend Pelé (17 years 249 days in 1958) to score five goals in the World Cup knockout stages. Embappé opened his account with a goal in the first group match against Australia in Qatar. Germany's Miroslav Klose holds the record for the most goals scored in the World Cup. He played in four World Cups and scored 16 goals in 24 matches.