Pogba hadn't grabbed a goal and an assist in a game for United since November 18 of a year ago - the last time he actually scored a goal.
French players celebrate Pogba's goal.
After Smolov pulled a goal back, Mbappe restored France's two-goal cushion with seven minutes left, skipping past Roman Neustadter and firing in a shot which slipped through the grasp, and the legs, of Lunev.
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Les Blues made an indifferent start following a minute's silence in memory of those killed in Sunday's Kemerovo shopping mall fire and could have found themselves behind in the 15th minute.
Pogba marked his goal by revealing a message, scrawled on a vest beneath his match shirt, wishing his late father a happy birthday.
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France began to dominate possession and were rewarded for their superior creativity when Mbappe fired them into a 40th-minute lead.
Four minutes after the restart, Pogba doubled France's advantage with this fantastic free kick.
Pogba smashed in a superb free-kick shortly after half-time, while setting up Kylian Mbappe to open the scoring before the break.
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Russian Federation pulled one back in the 68th minute, substitute Igor Smolnikov swinging in a brilliant low cross from the right flank that Smolov met at the back post to smash past Lloris.
Zenit were ordered by UEFA past year to partially close their stadium after fans displayed a banner praising former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, a convicted war criminal, during a 2-1 home win over Macedonian side Vardar Skopje also in the Europa League.
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