Mbappe Emulates Pele With World Cup Final Goal As Pogba Sets Man Utd first

Mbappe Emulates Pele With World Cup Final Goal As Pogba Sets Man Utd first

July 15, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

The PSG wonderkid became the youngest player since Pele to score in the decisive game of a World Cup finals with a wonderful strike past Subasic

Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba both set records on Sunday during a goal-packed World Cup final between France and Croatia.

Les Bleus edged a tense first half leading 2-1 , with Mario Mandzukic putting through his own net and Antoine Griezmann netting a penalty either side of Ivan Perisic's goal.

But with Croatia seeking a way back in the game opened up after the break, and France took full advantage.

Pogba and Mbappe were on target in quick succession with fine long-range efforts past Daniel Subasic, and in doing so each player made their little bit of history. Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final with his strike.

Pele was just 17 when he scored twice for Brazil in the 1958 decider against Sweden, as the Selecao took a 5-2 victory.

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