Defeating Poland 3-1, France qualified to the World Cup quarterfinals
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Olivier Giroud became France's undisputed all-time leading scorer in Sunday's record-breaking 3-1 victory over Poland in the World Cup's last-16 match. Kylian Mbappe also scored a stunning double.
However, until just before halftime, when Mbappe slid a pinpoint pass through to Giroud, who smashed it past a diving Wojciech Szczesny to score Les Bleus' 52nd goal, they were unable to break down a resolute Poland defense.
Holders France continued to press after the break, with Giroud almost netting a second when he flicked Jules Kounde's cross just past the near post. But Mbappe did not miss in the 74th minute, unleashing a missile from just inside the penalty area that shot into the top corner.
Poland got a consolation goal from a Robert Lewandowski penalty.
France will next face the winners of the England versus Senegal game, being played later on Sunday.