Kylian Mbappé charged with the French National Team and gave two assists, but missed the decisive penalty that cost the world champions elimination
Kylian Mbappé condemned the world champion and favorite to win this Eurocup, the France by Didier Deschamps when we have the information. The PSG striker missed the last penalty kick and deprived one of the most talented generations in its history, falling in the Round of 16 against a shameless Swiss who equalized an adverse 3-1 in the final regulation minutes and won in the penalty shoot-out (5-4).
A failure of Mbappe sentenced to France on penalties (4-5), which decided a major game in which Swiss he balanced his technical inferiority with heart and faith, and with France showing its champion character, although luck eluded him in the eleven meters.
It was not the best version of the PSG striker on Monday night, where his team was looking for the double to lift the World Cup and the European Championship in consecutive editions. He had already achieved it in 1998 and 2000 when France put on the international crown and that of the old continent.
Mbappe It was the hope of the French team, his 22 years led the generation that raised the World Cup in Russia.
In the 56th minute, Mbappé touched the goal with a shot from outside the area that brushed the post, but was immediately redeemed with an assist in the 57th that left Benzema alone in front of the Swiss goal, which he beat with a chopped shot.
Without giving any room for reaction, France he finished psychologically sinking Switzerland the next minute. Griezmann threw an excellent wall with Mbappé on the edge of the area and put a cross to the far post that Benzema finished off at will to complete the Gallic comeback.
Mbappe He left the scorer role to put on the assist suit and Benzema returned to the France team to score the goals that were previously Kylian’s job.
The clearest opportunity for the French came with a shot from Mbappe that crashed into the side of the net after a great pass between the lines of Pogba.
France and Switzerland They accepted the draw and waited patiently, without great opportunities, for the 120 minutes to be completed to prepare for the decisive penalty shoot-out.
In an even and unexpected penalty shootout, in which you could breathe the tension in the atmosphere, Sommer emerged as the hero of Switzerland, stopping the fifth and final shot from Mbappe.