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Kylian Mbappe double helps France edge Denmark, advance to World Cup last 16

Saturday, November 26th, 2022 21:11 | By
Kylian Mbappe scores the winning goal for France against Denmark. PHOTO/Nigel Keene/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock

Kylian Mbappe moved level with legend Zidane Zidane on France's all-time scoring list as he netted twice to help Didier Deschamps' side to a 2-1 win over Denmark in their World Cup Group D clash on Saturday.

Mbappe sent France ahead just after the hour mark with a prodded finish after playing a clever on-two with teammate Theo Hernandez, but Denmark roared back with a thumping header from defender Andreas Christensen to level the scores.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker emerged again late on to convert a cross from Antoine Griezmann and ensure France remains flawless as they continue their World Cup title defence in Qatar.

Saturday's result leaves France at the top of Group D on six points, three ahead of second-place Australia, while Denmark is yet to find their first win with just a point after two games.

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