Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal was enough to send France into the last 16 with a 1-0 win against Peru in Group C on Thursday.
The striker slotted home from a deflected Olivier Giroud cross in the 34th minute and became France’s youngest ever goalscorer at a major tournament in the process, overtaking David Trezeguet’s previous record (vs Saudi Arabia in 1998).
Peru impressed again with their attacking play – particularly in the second half – but once again could not find the breakthrough and will exit the competition at the group stages after their final game against Australia next week.
France, who top Group C with six points after matchday two, will continue on to the knockout rounds.
France: Lloris (6), Pavard (6), Varane (6), Umtiti (7), Hernandez (7), Kante (7), Pogba (7), Mbappe (7), Griezmann (6), Matuidi (6), Giroud (7).
Subs used: Dembele (5), Fekir (5), Nzonzi (n/a).
Peru: Gallese (7), Rodriguez (6), Trauco (6), Ramos (6), Advincula (7), Cueva (6), Carrillo (8), Yotun (6), Flores (6), Aquino (7), Guerrero (7).
Subs used: Farfan (7), Santamaria (5), Ruidiaz (5).
Man of the match: Andre Carillo.
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