Mbappe makes more goalscoring history
And as an encore, Mbappe completed a two-goal turnaround to earn France a draw against Iceland on Thursday, becoming the first player to reach the 10-goal mark for Les Bleus before turning 20. France found themselves down two goals to Iceland in Thursday’s friendly clash, but Mbappe sparked a late comeback to earn a draw.
The youngster’s first contribution won’t earn him much credit as he forced an own goal from the visitors to get his side back into the match. But he then turned scorer, taking on a penalty late on and netting to complete the comback.
His exploits for France continue to underline his status as the top young player in world football. Mbappe scooped the best young player award as France won the World Cup in the summer and is expected to become the first individual to retain the Golden Boy prize.
Mbappe wasn’t the only star of the night for France, however. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was also on the top of his game, despite letting in two goals, and came up with seven saves for his side, the most of any netminder since the 2006 World Cup.