A thrilling first half saw Argentina and France level at 1-1 thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Angel Di Maria. Then two right backs took over the scoring, first Gabriel Mercado and then the insanely perfect Benjamin Pavard goal vs Argentina on Saturday.
Argentina's Mercado scored more out of the fortune of being on Lionel Messi's team than anything else, turning in a shot from the No. 10 to give Argentina a 2-1 lead in the 48th minute.
Not long later came the beautiful Pavard goal vs Argentina, equalizing at 2-2 in the 57th minute.
BENJAMIN PAVARD. #GOLAZO.What a way to score his FIRST goal for #France!!! INCREDIBLE technique to strike across the ball and generate that wicked movement. #FRAARG #LesBleus #FRA #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/5UBn9VzYdz
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) June 30, 2018
The match wasn't done thrilling, however. Kylian Mbappe fired home from close range to put Les Bleus back in front in the 64th minute, adding another in the 68th minute to make it 4-2.