Kylian Mbappe ends goalless run at UEFA Euro, equals Just Fontaine’s tally

Kylian Mbappe made a triumphant return to the French national team after breaking his nose at the UEFA Euro 2024. The Real Madrid star wore a protective mask as he led Les Bleus to a crucial victory over Poland in the European Championships. Here are some key highlights from Mbappe’s impressive performance:

1. Mbappe’s Goal: Mbappe opened the scoring for France with a well-taken penalty in the 56th minute of the match. The goal marked his first-ever goal at the UEFA Euros and ended a goal drought that lasted 535 minutes.

2. Mbappe Equals Fontaine: With his goal against Poland, Mbappe equaled the legendary Just Fontaine’s feat of 13 goals in major tournaments for France. This places Mbappe in elite company alongside the likes of Michel Platini, who scored 14 goals for the French national team.

3. France’s Group Performance: Despite Mbappe’s heroics, France failed to top Group D after drawing 1-1 with Poland. The result, coupled with Austria’s surprise win over the Netherlands, meant that France finished second in the group.

4. Knockout Stage: Mbappe and his teammates will now face the runners-up of Group E in the round of 16. Potential opponents include Belgium, Romania, Slovakia, or Ukraine. France will be looking to build on their solid group stage showing as they aim for Euro glory.

Overall, Mbappe’s return to form and leadership on the pitch have boosted France’s chances in the tournament. With the knockout stages looming, all eyes will be on the young superstar as he looks to guide his team to success at the UEFA Euro 2024.

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