Benjamin Pavard only hits screamers and his latest victim is the Republic of Ireland.
The 26-year-old right-back stole the ball just outside the box in the 49th minute and struck it with precise venom. The ball even kissed the upper goalpost.
Newly captained Kylian Mbappe was the first teammate to hug Pavard after the strike.
France's 1-nil victory at Aviva Stadium gives them a crucial 3 points for Euro 2024 qualification.
Newly captained Kylian Mbappe was the first teammate to hug Pavard after the strike 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/xObCoJKvnB— SoccerGator.io (@thesoccergator) March 27, 2023
Benjamin Pavard scores some sensational goals from time to time, none better than his banger at the 2018 World Cup.
One of Pavard's most memorable screamers came during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In the Round of 16 match between France and Argentina, Pavard scored a stunning equalizer in the 57th minute.
The ball was crossed towards him at the edge of the penalty area, and he struck it with a beautiful half-volley that sailed into the top corner of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.
FIFA later awarded this goal the 2018 World Cup Goal of the Tournament.
Since then, Pavard has continued to demonstrate his ability to score from a distance, both for his club and country.
His goals are usually characterized by powerful shots, excellent technique, and precision, making him a valuable asset in set-piece situations and open play.