Mbappe to the res­cue

The Southland Times - - Sport -

Kylian Mbappe sal­vaged a 2-2 draw for world cham­pi­ons France with a last-minute equaliser in yes­ter­day’s friendly against Ice­land. Ice­land were 2-0 up with five min­utes left at the Roudourou sta­dium in Brit­tany and looked set to hand France their first de­feat since win­ning the World Cup in July. But Mbappe, who came on as a sub­sti­tute for the last half an hour, res­cued the home team from a shock de­feat. The Paris Saint-Ger­main for­ward pulled a goal back when he fired in from a tight an­gle and the ball took a de­flec­tion off Hol­mar Eyjolf­s­son in the 85th minute. Mbappe then lev­elled with a penalty five min­utes later.

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