Mbappe makes history as France book place in last 16 of World Cup

first_img 4 4 Peru are unlucky to be empty-handed in their World Cup campaign so far Moments later, Rafael Varane headed Antoine Griezmann’s corner wide before Griezmann’s half-volley forced Gallese into a save after the Atletico Madrid man linked up with Olivier Giroud.Paolo Guerrero then missed a huge chance to give Peru the lead on 30 minutes – the striker found a yard on Samuel Umtiti but could only shoot straight at Hugo Lloris.And Les Bleus ensured Guerrero and co would rue that miss when Mbappe broke the deadlock five minutes later after Giroud’s blocked effort fell kindly for the teenager who tapped the ball into an empty net.Ricardo Gareca’s men came out strongly after the break and Pedro Aquino was unfortunate not to get Peru an equaliser but his crisp strike from distance struck the post.STAR MAN It’s now two wins in two for Didier Deschamps’ side at the 2018 World Cup and they advance to the last 16 with a game to spare in Group C.Meanwhile, it’s the end of the road for Peru as they have lost their first two group games, putting second-placed Denmark (who have four points) out of reach.Off the back of an unfortunate defeat to the Danes in their first game, Peru came racing out the blocks at the beginning, but it was France who were better at producing more clear-cut opportunities.Paul Pogba, who scored the winning goal in France’s victory over Australia in their opening match gave Pedro Gallese something to worry about when the midfielder’s long-range effort bounced narrowly wide. Mbappe will probably not score an easier World Cup goal in his career 4center_img Kylian Mbappe made French football history as his goal saw him become the youngest player to score for Les Bleus at a major tournament as they edged to a 1-0 win over Peru.Aged just 19-years-old, the PSG starlet scored what proved to be the decisive goal in the 34th minute. Giroud kept the Peru defence occupied which brought France’s other attackers into the game well Mbappe will grab all the headlines for getting the all important France goal but Giroud was the star player in the game.He was left out of the squad for their win over Australia and Les Bleus lacked fluidity going forward but the Chelsea man’s inclusion gave France that focal point which allowed Mbappe and Griezmann to express themselves more. However, the French have yet to produce the champagne football that many are expecting from them.MOMENT OF THE MATCHMbappe’s goal is the moment of the match as it has not only sent his side cruising through to the knockout stages but it’s a nice moment of history for French football.Could it be the start of something very special for the very highly-rated forward?On 67 minutes, Luis Advincula’s fierce effort went just over the bar but Lloris had it covered as Peru began to get desperate.Jerfferson Farfan had Peru’s final opportunity but he was unable to direct a lofted ball goalbound as the French saw out the rest of the game with some degree of comfort.LINE-UPSFrance: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Pogba (N’Zonzi 89), Kante, Mbappe (Dembele 74), Griezmann (Fekir 79), Matuidi, GiroudSubs not used: Mandanda, Kimpembe, Lemar, Tolisso, Rami, Sidibe, Thauvin, Mendy, AreolaPeru: Gallese, Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez (Santamaria 45), Trauco, Aquino, Yotun (Farfan 45), Carrillo, Cueva (Ruidiaz 82), Flores, GuerreroSubs not used: Caceda, Corzo, Araujo, Hurtado, Tapia, Polo, Cartagena, Loyola, CarvalloGROUP C TABLE 4 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img