A brace from Kylian Mbappe helped France to victory and showed they mean business as they prepare to face the winner of Uruguay and Portugal.

France started on top with Mbappe winning a penalty and Antoine Griezmann converting inside 15 minutes. However, while France were on top Angel Di Maria struck back with a blistering strike from 30 yards. 

Fireworks erupted after the break with Argentina taking the lead with Lionel Messi's shot deflecting off Gabriel Mercado to put them in the lead before Benjamin Pavard struck a Goal-of-the-Tournament contender on the half volley. 

Kylian Mbappe finished the match off with two splendid goals as France tore Argentina apart. 


Hugo Lloris - 5

Helpless to stop Di Maria's blistering strike on 41 minutes and Mercado's deflected goal caught him off guard. 

Benjamin Pavard - 7

Read the game very well when Argentina began to threaten on the right flank, dealing with crosses and making numerous clearances. Kept Mercado onside when Messi's shot deflected off the goal scorer. A blistering strike levelled it for France at 2-2. 

Samuel Umtiti - 6.5

Showed strength and power to deny Messi and co. any opportunity to crack the French defence. Put pressure on Messi as he shot shortly after the break, but it wasn't enough as it deflected off Mercado and into the net.

Raphael Varane - 6.5

Did well to keep France's line strong and intact and shut out virtually all opposition on his right side of defence in the first half. 

Lucas Hernandez - 7.5

Did his job defending a throw-in on the right flank but unfortunately his teammates didn't follow suit as Di Maria struck from 30 yards unopposed. His cross bounced to the back post for Pavard to power home for the equaliser.