By James Agberebi:
French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe picked up the Budweiser Man of the Match award following his impressive display in his side’s 4-3 win against Argentina in the round of 16 of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.
Mbappe was a torn in the flesh for the Argentine defence all through the game which yielded two well-taken goals from him.
He also contributed to France’s opening goal which was a penalty converted by Antoine Griezmann after he was fouled inside the box by Marcos Rojo following a mazy run from his own half.
The match was a landmark for him as he becomes the first teenager to score more than once in a World Cup tournament since Michael Owen did so in 1998 and also is the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele versus Sweden in 1958.
His goal against Argentina took his tally to three so far at this summer’s World Cup after scoring the only goal in France’s 1-0 win against Peru in the group stage.