France: Man Utd's Paul Pogba scores Euro 2020 thunderbolt in Switzerland thriller

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Paul Pogba comes alive whenever he plays for France.

Pogba shines for France

Say what you like about his career at Manchester United, but you can't accuse the 28-year-old of playing anything shy of his best football when he pulls on his nation's famous blue jersey.

And just three years after Pogba helped inspire France to their second World Cup trophy, the Red Devils midfielder is staking a remarkable claim as the best player at this summer's Euros.

Throughout every minute of every game in the 'Group of Death', Pogba was simply untouchable on the ball and helped elevate Les Bleus into a round of 16 clash against Switzerland.

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Pogba's screamer vs Switzerland

In fact, the only thing that was missing from Pogba's gold-stamped record at Euro 2020 was a goal of his own and it was the second-round clash with the Swiss that placed the cherry on the cake.

Mere minutes after Karim Benzema had channelled his inner Dennis Bergkamp, Pogba arguably one-upped the Real Madrid forward by unleashing an absolute screamer in Bucharest.

There was a palpable inevitability when the ball fell to Pogba on the edge of the penalty area that something special was coming, so be sure to check out the stunning end product down below:

Take a bow, Paul, take a bow.

Pogba's unbounded talent

You just knew from the moment that the ball left the Frenchman's boot that we were in store for one of the 'Pogboom' thrillers that make his shooting compilations such a joy to watch on YouTube.

Yes, we are talking about a world-class footballer with more talents than we can count, but we're inclined to think that Pogba's overall ability to marry power with accuracy is his finest party trick.

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Whether it's firing one of the most outrageous diagonal balls you'll ever see or smashing home a Goal of the Tournament contender like it's nothing, Pogba simply has dynamite in his boots.

Heartbreak for France

However, even Pogba's strike of astronomical quality couldn't save France from Switzerland's unbelievable fighting spirit as they followed in Croatia's footsteps by forcing an extra 30 minutes.

Millions of football fans around the world stood in shock as the underdogs clambered back to their feet from 3-1 down courtesy of dramatic goals from Haris Seferović and Mario Gavranović.

In the end, France were dumped out on penalties but true to his impeccable performances this summer, it was by no fault of Pogba who converted his spot-kick just as brilliantly as his goal.

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