Mbappe Nets Hat-trick As France Thrash Gibraltar

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Kylian Mbappe achieved a remarkable feat by scoring three goals, leading France to a historic 14-0 win against a 10-man Gibraltar national football team on Saturday night.

The game started with two own goals from Ethan Santos and Aymen Mouelhi, giving Didier Deschamps’ team an early 2-0 lead. Shortly after, debutant Warren Zaire-Emery also found the back of the net.

The 17-year-old was fouled while attempting a goal, resulting in Santos being sent off after a VAR review. The team continued their attack, with Kylian Mbappe, Jonathan Clauss, Kingsley Coman, and substitute Youssouf Fofana all scoring before halftime.

In the second half, the team managed to prevent further goals for over 15 minutes. Adrien Rabiot then scored, followed by Coman getting his second goal with 25 minutes remaining. Substitute Ousmane Dembele scored a fantastic solo goal, and Mbappe scored his second goal, placing him third on France‘s all-time scoring list.

Mbappe completed his hat-trick in a spectacular manner by chipping the goalkeeper from 40 yards, bringing the score to 12-0. In the final minute, Olivier Giroud scored the 13th goal and assisted in securing France’s victory, which became the largest win in the history of European Championship qualification. This achievement surpassed Germany’s 13-0 triumph over San Marino in 2006. Giroud’s contribution included a remarkable bicycle kick.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.