Twitter Reacts To Paul Pogba’s Brilliance Against Australia

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France squared up against Australia during their opener in the World Cup, wherein a first-half penalty from Antoine Griezmann sent the Europeans leading before another penalty goal from Mile Jedinak left the game square for the Socceroos.

Things looked to end that way till the end, but right then, Paul Pogba and substitute Olivier Giroud linked up brilliantly, culminating in the Manchester United star finding the back of the net through a looped goal that bounced into the net and out in the 80th minute.

Goal-line technology rendered the goal valid, and the final scoreline stood a decisive 2-1.

Big questions were asked of Pogba ahead of the World Cup, particularly in view of his mixed performance during the final half of the previous season at Old Trafford, wherein rumours were strong that a departure could be on the cards for the 25-year-old.

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But Saturday’s winner will have marked another brilliant response by him, and Twitter reacted aptly, as his performance was lauded, racism tackled, and irrelevant commentary bashed.

 

The World Cup is still fresh, and supporters from across the globe will be eagerly waiting for Pogba to deliver more of the same for the games in hand.

However, despite being amongst the favorites to win it all, France need to step-up their game as, apart from individual flashes of brilliance, their team lacked the all-around creative intent that both Spain and Portugal sporadically displayed yesterday.