Mbappe, Cavani, Akinfeev and the Goal Pressure Index Team of the Week

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The wondrous Mbappe scored twice as he destroyed Argentina while Cavani's brace sent Uruguay through to the last eight at the expense of Portugal

You could have forgiven some sides for adopting a cagey approach during the knockout rounds of the World Cup, but the last 16 in Russia somehow managed to raise the entertainment levels.

Many players tend to freeze under the pressure of the world's biggest sporting event, but France's Kylian Mbappe showed no signs of nerves as he delivered a sensational performance against Argentina on Saturday. 

The 19-year-old utilised his blistering pace to win a penalty before scoring a wondrous brace to help Les Bleus qualify for the last eight, earning a score of 97/100 on the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta.

Mbappe is joined in the Team of the Round by his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Edinson Cavani, who secured Uruguay's spot in the quarter-final with a brace of his own against Portugal

At the other end of the pitch, Igor Akinfeev emerged as the hero for Russia with a match-winning performance against Spain, saving two penalties to hand the host nation a path to the quarters, earning himself a score of 94/100 in the process.

World Cup: Team of the last 16!

Mbappe, Cavani, De Bruyne! 💪 This team is stacked!

Posted by Goal.com on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Watch the video above to discover the full team. 

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