Paul Pogba Scores Free-kick, Celebrates With Touching Tribute

Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring a fantastic free-kick just four minutes into the second half on Tuesday night

Eagle-eyed fans spotted that Mbappe's goal against the World Cup hosts was one straight out of the Zizou playbook.

Pogba then netted one for himself just after the break with a sumptuous curling free-kick from around 30 yards out.

But Mbappe restored France's two-goal cushion with seven minutes to go, skipping past Roman Neustadter and firing in a low shot which slipped through the grasp, and the legs, of Zenit St Petersburg keeper Lunev.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper made a string of fine saves to preserve his side's clean-sheet before Mbappe eventually registered the first goal of the tie in the 40th minute.

Pogba's second spell at Manchester United hasn't gone as well as he or the club had hoped.

Superstar Paul Pogba has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United, and manager Jose Mourinho has now reportedly decided what he will do with the Frenchman.

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Worryingly for Russian Federation, it's now been five games since its last victory.

Russian Federation had the first big chance of a tiresome first half in the 15th minute when Smolov's shot from point-blank range was parried away by France keeper Hugo Loris.

France kick off their World Cup campaign against Australia on June 16.

Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba were the top performers for France on the night.

The Japanese used Standard Liege's stadium as their base for two warm-up games having snatched a last-gasp draw with Mali on Friday.

In the least surprising but most disappointing I have to write today the French sports minister has called on Federation Internationale de Football Association to act after alleged racism towards France's black players during the game against Russia on Tuesday night.

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