From goalkeeper Fernando Muslera re-enacting "The Karius" for France's first goal, Kylian Mbappe mustering a ridiculous acting that could deny Neymar the World Cup Oscar, Luis Suarez - yes, none other than Barca's Luis Suarez - launching an onslaught in protest of the PSG star's theatrics, and Jose Gimenez setting off what is normally post-match tears over five clear minutes before the final whistle, there was certainly a lot to talk about.
But in the end, it was the score that mattered most as Les Bleus secured a place in the semis for the first time since 2006.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane headed home Antoine Griezmann's free-kick for the opener in the 40th minute, before the Atletico Madrid star added the second goal with a long-range shot, which tricked Muslera on its way into the net.
For Ghana, whose 2010 World Cup campaign ended in an excruciating reversal at the hands of the Uruguayans in the quarterfinals, watching Friday's fixture from a 'neutral perspective' - even if that wasn't truly the case - was fun.
Here is a wrap from social media!
Dear #Suarez,— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) 6 juillet 2018
You will see Canaan, but so long as you live Africans will pray you never step foot there.
You will continue to experience the “almost” feeling you left us with in 2010.
La France 🇫🇷 c’est le feuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— Queen Wolf (@LOUSIKA) 6 juillet 2018
When you send mobile money to a wrong number. Otwea pic.twitter.com/BpVcYJlIBC— Saddick Adams Obama (@SaddickAdams) 6 juillet 2018
Suarez accusing a player of being disrespectful.— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) 6 juillet 2018
This game had flashes of Ghana vs Uruguay on it. Good to see Suarez on the field— Allez Les Bleus 🇫🇷 (@Kofi_Akwaboah) 6 juillet 2018
Ghana gave Marseille Desailly to France in 1998 world cup and they gave us revenge against Uruguay— Mohammed (@momo_tunkara) 6 juillet 2018