France easily defeated Poland to advance to the quarterfinals, and Olivier Giroud cemented his place as the nation's all-time greatest scorer among men. The AC Milan striker surpassed the legendary Thierry Henry to become France's all-time leading scorer with his 52nd goal.
On the cusp of halftime, Giroud controlled a feed from Kylian Mbappe before finishing low into the net out of Wojciech Szczesny's reach. The outstanding Mbappe, though, turned on the style by scoring two spectacular goals in the second half after assisting on the first goal.
He scored his first goal with a strong drive into the roof of the net from 16 yards out and added a beautiful curling goal in stoppage time to seize the lead with five goals in the Golden Boot race. The team of Didier Deschamps had been frustrated up to the opening goal and could have easily trailed.
Piotr Zielinski received the ball in the middle of the penalty area and had Poland's greatest chance of the first half, but his shot was direct at Hugo Lloris. With the game's final kick, Robert Lewandowski did manage to score a penalty to give the Poles some solace. Following England's 3-0 victory over Senegal on Saturday, December 10 (19:00 GMT), France will play England in the quarterfinals.