The race for the Golden Boot — the award for the player who scores the most goals in the tournament — hung in the balance heading into Sunday's clash between Argentina and France.
Fans who were hoping for some excitement in that contest were not disappointed. The lead changed hands multiple times in a back-and-forth finale.
With his first-half goal on a penalty kick, Argentina's Lionel Messi pulled one ahead of France's Kylian Mbappé.
But Mbappé answered with two goals in the span of about 90 seconds in the second half, leapfrogging the legend in the tournament goal count.
One behind going into extra time, Messi tied Mbappé's total again with a go-ahead goal in the second period.
But yet another equalizer late in extra time gave Mbappé eight goals for the tournament and finally secured him the honor.
Here's where things stood when the final whistle blew:
- Kylian Mbappé (France)
- Lionel Messi (Argentina)
- Julián Álvarez (Argentina)
- Olivier Giroud (France)