Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski shared a pleasant exchange after France’s victory over Poland at the World Cup in Qatar.
Mbappe’s France and Lewandowski’s Poland came face to face in the Round of 16 at the Al Thumama Stadium, with both players netting for their respective countries.
It was France who went on to be victorious as they won 3-1, with Mbappe getting a brace and Lewandowski netting a consolation penalty late on.
However, despite the difference in outcomes between the two, they shared a warm embrace and briefly joked around just after the Poland striker netted his retaken spot-kick.
Lewandowski netted at the second hand as his blushes were spared by the referee ordering it be retaken due to France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris moving off his line before Lewandowski touched the ball.
It was a symbol of good sportsmanship, with both of them stepping up to the plate for their countries on the world stage.
For Lewandowski, this is the second time he has had a heart-warming interaction with one of the best players on the planet after a World Cup defeat.
Lionel Messi snubbed the striker during the game when they recently met, with the former ignoring a handshake from the latter, but they were all smiles at the end as Argentina went on to win 2-0.
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Despite Lewandowski’s efforts, Poland have now crashed out of the World Cup following their loss against the reigning champions.
Olivier Giroud was on hand to give France the lead in the first half, with his goal making him the highest goalscorer ever for Les Bleus.
Mbappe then added their second in the 74th minute, before curling a wonderful strike into the top-right corner later on to seal the win, with his efforts seeing him surpass Cristiano Ronaldo for World Cup goals.
Poland were awarded a penalty soon after and despite missing his original attempt, Lewandowski converted the retake to reduce the deficit.
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