Messi, Ronaldo depart in world cup excitement for new star Mbappe
London, June 30, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The two world best players, Christiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi have been unceremoniously dumped out of the on going world cup in Russia.
While Messi and his Argentine compatriots were sent packing by the young and enthusiastic french team, Ronaldo and Portugal team mates were over powered by Uruguay to add to the shock exit of the defending champion, Germany from the group stages
Remarkably, the two of the games all best go home without a goal in the knockout stages of any World Cup and inflicted more pain on the duo in what may be their final chance to win the World Cup
France and PSG youngster, Kylian Mbappe announced himself on football’s biggest stage with two fine goals that gave France victory in a classic World Cup encounter with Argentina, and a place in the quarter-finals.
Though much of the focus before the game was on Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, it was Mbappe who produced a brilliant performance that will linger long in the memory.
Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.
Defeat for the European champions finished Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of success in Russia just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were knocked out, beaten 4-3 by Les Bleus.
This World Cup has not been short of stunning goals and Cavani added another to the collection when he opened the scoring early on, playing a superb one-two with Luis Suarez before thumping home a header from his strike partner’s cross.