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Kylian Mbappe’s goal against Russia was eerily similar to one Zinedine Zidane scored for France back in 2006

The youngster hit a peach against Russia earlier today and it certainly reminded us of something

We love Kylian Mbappe here at Dream Team. 

He’s young, he’s French, he’s a bit flair and even Gianlugi Buffon loves him, which is good enough for us.

Can’t say we blame him

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Can’t say we blame him

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And we reckon he could be one of the big stars at this summer’s World Cup, as France look to build on their Euro 2016 disappointment.

Against Russia in a friendly this afternoon, France won 3-1 with Mbappe playing alongside fellow speedy youngsters Anthony Martial and Ousmane Dembele and he duly netted two rather nice goals.

Double hero

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Double hero

But one fella on Twitter noticed something a little interesting about the 19-year-old’s first strike against the Russians.

If you cast your mind back to the 2006 World Cup, then you’ll realise it was eerily similar to one Zinedine Zidane netted against Spain.

Take a look.

Just before half-time, Mbappe received the the ball on the counter, sprinted towards the box, cut inside from the right to beat his marker and fire home a shot low into the bottom corner.

And it was just like the one Zidane netted in France’s World Cup knockout clash with Spain, as they went onto reach the final.

Mbappe-esque, wouldn’t you say?

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Mbappe-esque, wouldn’t you say?

We’re not saying it’s fate or anything, but Mbappe to headbutt someone in the World Cup final is surely confirmed now, right?


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