Lionel Messi has led Argentina to World Cup glory after beating France on penalties in one of the most thrilling climaxes in the tournament’s history.
Argentina looked to have thrown the trophy away, after Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the last 10 minutes to take the tie into extra time, after a Messi penalty and a sweeping finish from Angel di Maria had seen the Argentines 2-0 up in the first half.
Messi restored their lead in the extra period, before Mbappe stunned the South Americans again from the penalty spot to force a shootout with his third – the first hat-trick in a World Cup final since 1966.
But Kingsley Coman had his penalty saved by Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, and Aurelien Tchouameni then missed the target, allowing Gonzalo Montiel fire home the winner and spark incredible scenes.
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- 23E MartínezBooked at 126mins
- 26MolinaSubstituted forMontielat 90′minutesBooked at 116mins
- 3TagliaficoSubstituted forDybalaat 120+1′minutes
- 7De PaulSubstituted forParedesat 102′minutesBooked at 114mins
- 24FernándezBooked at 45mins
- 20Mac AllisterSubstituted forPezzellaat 116′minutes
- 9ÁlvarezSubstituted forLa Martínezat 103′minutes
- 11Di MaríaSubstituted forAcuñaat 64′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 22La Martínez
- 25Li Martínez
- 5KoundéSubstituted forDisasiat 120+1′minutes
- 4VaraneSubstituted forKonatéat 113′minutes
- 22HernándezSubstituted forCamavingaat 71′minutes
- 14RabiotBooked at 55minsSubstituted forFofanaat 96′minutes
- 11DembéléSubstituted forKolo Muaniat 41′minutes
- 7GriezmannSubstituted forComanat 71′minutes
- 9GiroudBooked at 90minsSubstituted forThuramat 41′minutesBooked at 87mins
- 12Kolo Muani
- Szymon Marciniak
Match ends, Argentina 3(4), France 3(2).
Penalty Shootout ends, Argentina 3(4), France 3(2).
Goal! Argentina 3(4), France 3(2). Gonzalo Montiel (Argentina) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Emiliano Martínez (Argentina) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Argentina 3(3), France 3(2). Randal Kolo Muani (France) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
Goal! Argentina 3(3), France 3(1). Leandro Paredes (Argentina) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Aurélien Tchouaméni (France) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Aurélien Tchouaméni should be disappointed.
Goal! Argentina 3(2), France 3(1). Paulo Dybala (Argentina) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.
Penalty saved! Kingsley Coman (France) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Goal! Argentina 3(1), France 3(1). Lionel Messi (Argentina) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Goal! Argentina 3, France 3(1). Kylian Mbappé (France) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Shootout begins Argentina 3, France 3.
Second Half Extra Time ends, Argentina 3, France 3.
Attempt missed. Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Montiel following a fast break.
Attempt saved. Randal Kolo Muani (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ibrahima Konaté with a through ball.
Offside, Argentina. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Lautaro Martínez is caught offside.
Substitution, Argentina. Paulo Dybala replaces Nicolás Tagliafico.
Substitution, France. Axel Disasi replaces Jules Koundé.
Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Jules Koundé.
Goal! Argentina 3, France 3. Kylian Mbappé (France) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
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