France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace – An utterly dominant display in which they rattled off 27 shots…

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions
France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace – An utterly dominant display in which they rattled off 27 shots at South Africa’s goal earns France a seventh straight success in superb style. Signing off for the next few months with a captivating performance the world champions are certainly in the form to defend their title later this year with Euro 2020 failure now disappearing into the distance. A fluent attack was led by Mbappe, whose first goal recalled Thierry Henry at his peak and Les Bleus look a formidable force once again. Follow Live Football Updates on InsideSport.IN

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions

Having not lost a single match since defeat to Switzerland at the Euros, France will next turn their attention to the upcoming Nations League, which begins at home to Denmark on June 3. Meanwhile, South Africa must lick their wounds and hope to fare better when they next meet a global heavyweight such as today’s hosts.

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: South Africa trashed 5-0 by the World Champions

Kylian Mbappe’s double helped France to a 5-0 win over South Africa in Lille, with Olivier Giroud, Wissam Ben Yedder and Matteo Guendouzi also netting during a dominant display from Didier Deschamps’ team.

Mbappe bent home a stunning opener before Giroud doubled France’s advantage after 33 minutes, with the Milan striker moving to within three goals of his country’s all-time goalscoring record with his composed finish.

Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe won and converted a 76th-minute penalty and Ben Yedder poked home a fourth with nine minutes remaining.

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions
France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace in a dominating friendly

South Africa finished the game with ten men after Khuliso Mudau’s late dismissal, with Guendouzi joining the scoring late on as the world champions recorded a seventh consecutive win.

Giroud met Lucas Digne’s fifth-minute cross with a firm header to force a strong save from Ronwen Williams, before Mbappe miscued a right-footed finish from 12 yards out after being picked out by the full-back.

But the PSG striker opened the scoring in spectacular fashion on 23 minutes, retrieving Antoine Griezmann’s cross before bending a stunning strike into the top-right corner from the edge of the area.

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions
France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Oliver Giroud and Guendouzi also get on the scoresheet

Les Blues needed just 10 more minutes to double their lead, with Griezmann again turning provider when he fed Giroud, who rounded Williams to roll home his 48th international goal.

Williams made strong near-post saves from both Giroud and Mbappe as France continued to dominate after the break, before the impressive Digne crashed a fine volley against the upright on the hour.

Mbappe marked a starring performance with another goal with a quarter of an hour remaining, drawing a foul from Siyanda Xulu with a terrific burst into the penalty area before rolling the spot-kick into the bottom-right corner.

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions
France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions

There was still time for Ben Yedder to add some gloss to the scoreline when he prodded over the line from Paul Pogba’s header, before Mudau capped a terrible night for South Africa by seeing red for an awful challenge on Adrien Rabiot.

But Les Blues were not done yet, adding a fifth when Guendouzi bent home his first international goal after latching onto Mbappe’s pass.

France 5-0 South Africa Highlights: Kylian Mbappe scores a brace as France demolish South Africa in a 5-0 trashing by the World Champions
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