Saturday, in the tournament's 50th match and the first Round of 16 contest, France bested Lionel Messi and Argentina, 4-3, in Kazan. Argentina had a 2-1 lead in the second half.
Argentina take the lead! 🇦🇷— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 30, 2018
Messi's shot gets redirected into the back of the net by Mercado to make it 2-1 just minutes into the second half. pic.twitter.com/5jpBjCbdmy
But it all went downhill after Benjamin Pavard knotted the game with a brilliant finish.
Pavard to Di Maria: Anything you can do I can do better! 🚀😱 pic.twitter.com/ugnBrIyp0i— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 30, 2018
It then took only 11 minutes for France to go up 4-2.
Mbappé AGAIN!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 30, 2018
The 19-year-old gets his second of the game to put France up 4-2. pic.twitter.com/1mY2fN2MBc
With the loss, Argentina was eliminated.