Kylian Mbappe is awarded an ultra-rare 10/10 by L’Equipe after his four-goal haul in France’s 8-0 demolition of Kazakhstan, making PSG forward just the TWELFTH player in history to be given full marks
- Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick in 32 minutes and Karim Benzema got a brace
- The prolific PSG striker then added his fourth of the game in the closing stages
- His goal-mine performance earned him a prestigious 10/10 rating from L’Equipe
- Only 12 other players have been awarded the honour, including Lionel Messi
has finally achieved perfection in the eyes of L’Equipe after being awarded a 10/10 rating for his four-goal wonder-performance for against Kazakhstan on Saturday.
The 22-year-oldto score three goals inside the opening 32 minutes of the World Cup qualifier before adding a fourth late on.
The win secured France’s place at theas they sit top of the group and earned Mbappe a prestigious honour by the French publication.
Kylian Mbappe was awarded a rare 10/10 by L’Equipe for his role in France’s 8-0 victory
The 22-year-old becomes the 12th player to have earned the honour from the French outlet
Despite the result coming against minnows Kazakhstan, the prolific PSG striker entered an extremely exclusive club after L’Equipe awarded him a 10/10 for his display.
The French outlet are notoriously savage in their ratings, often finding fault where others cannot, and Mbappe has become just the 12th player to have ever received full marks.
The forward joined Robert Lewandowski, Lucas Moura and Carlos Eduardo, as well as fellow PSG team-mates Neymar and Lionel Messi, who has earned the honour twice.
Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry was the most recent to make the cut after his four goals for the Bundesliga side in their 7-2 demolition of Tottenham in October 2019 saw L’Equipe hold their hands up in amazement.
On Mbappe’s performance, L’Equipe ran with the headline ‘Kylian Airways’ before adding: ‘Scorer of a quadruple and an assist, Kylian Mbappe offered an exceptional performance during the very large victory of France against Kazakhstan (8-0) at the Parc des Princes.’
The Frenchman joins PSG team-mates Neymar (centre) and Lionel Messi (right) on the list
The prolific striker managed to find the net three times in just 32 minutes against Kazakhstan
L’EQUIPE’S ALL-TIME PERFECT 10s
1. Franck Sauzee (France v Greece, 1988)
2. Bruno Martini (France v Greece, 1988)
3. Oleg Salenko (Russia v Cameroon, 1994)
4. Lars Windfeld (Aarhus v Nantes, 1997)
5. Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Arsenal, 2010) (Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen, 2012)
6. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid, 2013)
7. Carlos Eduardo (Nice v Guingamp, 2014)
8. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain v Dijon, 2018)
9. Dusan Tadic (Ajax v Real Madrid, 2019)
10. Lucas Moura (Tottenham v Ajax, 2019)
11. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich v Tottenham, 2019)
12. Kylian Mbappe (France v Khazakstan, 2021)
Didier Deschamps’ squad all scored well according to L’Equipe with Jules Kounde and N’Golo Kante handed the lowest scores of seven.
France now top Group D on 15 points from seven games, four ahead of second-placed Finland who they visit in their final match on Tuesday.
L’EQUIPE’S FRANCE RATINGS
Hugo Lloris (8), Jules Kounde (7), Dayot Upamecano (8), Lucas Hernandez (8), N’Golo Kante (7), Adrien Rabiot (8), Kingsley Coman (9), Theo Hernandez (8), Antoine Griezmann (8), Karim Benzema (9), Kylian Mbappe (10).
Karim Benzema added two goals while Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann netted one each to cap an impressive performance at the Parc des Princes and seal France’s berth in next year’s 32-nation tournament in Qatar.
The floodgates opened after Mbappe fired France into a sixth-minute lead with a superb first-time shot from a Theo Hernandez assist, with the home side always two gears ahead of the Kazakhs.
Mbappe added the second in the 12th minute with a simple finish into an empty net past a defender after Coman raced down the right, and he completed a first-half hat-trick in the 32nd when he headed home an inch-perfect cross from Coman.
The French never took their foot off the pedal after the break and soon increased their advantage with two quickfire goals from Benzema, who poked in the fourth from a Hernandez assist before Mbappe turned provider.
Rabiot scored his first international goal in the 75th minute as he headed in Griezmann’s corner before the latter netted his 42nd with a penalty, overtaking Michel Platini as his country’s third-highest top scorer.
The brilliant Mbappe put the icing on the cake three minutes before the end with a sublime finish into the bottom-right corner from a fine assist by substitute Moussa Diaby, with the home crowd already in full swing.
Karim Benzema scored a brace during an emphatic World Cup qualifying victory for France
Midfielder Adrien Rabiot added further gloss to the scoreline with his first goal for France
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