Watch: France star Paul Pogba scores brilliant curling strike v Switzerland
Manchester United‘s French midfielder Paul Pogba scored a terrific curling, dipping strike to put his nation 3-1 up in their Euro 2020 round-of-16 tie with Switzerland on Monday night.
France had gone behind and played poorly in the first half in Bucharest, but a brace from Karim Benzema, including an incredible first, put them ahead. Pogba then extended the lead by scoring his first international goal since 2018.
The United man picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area, looked up and unleashed a worldie into the top corner of Yann Sommer’s net.
Switzerland would later come back to make it 3-3 and force extra time, but that takes nothing away from the quality of Pogba’s strike.
Last week, his manager Didier Deschamps called Pogba “a born leader and a highly influential player.”
Pogba is proving Deschamps right – with his performances so far, he’s put himself in the running for the golden ball.
𝐒𝐀𝐂𝐑É 𝐁𝐋𝐄𝐔! 😱
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 28, 2021