Mbappe emulates Pele with World Cup final goal as Pogba sets Man Utd first

Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba both set records on Sunday during a goal-packed World Cup final between France and Croatia. 

Les Bleus edged a tense first half leading 2-1, with Mario Mandzukic putting through his own net and Antoine Griezmann netting a penalty either side of Ivan Perisic’s goal. 

But with Croatia seeking a way back in the game opened up after the break, and France took full advantage. 

Pogba and Mbappe were on target in quick succession with fine long-range efforts past Daniel Subasic, and in doing so each player made their little bit of history. 

Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final with his strike. 

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Pele was just 17 when he scored twice for Brazil in the 1958 decider against Sweden, as the Selecao took a 5-2 victory. 

Sixty years had come and gone without anyone matching the legend’s record, until the PSG wonderkid decided to strike. 

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Pogba, too, set an historic first for his employers, Manchester United. 

Never before had a United player scored in a World Cup final prior to Pogba’s crisp effort in the second half to extend the lead against Croatia. 

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