France thrashed Ukraine 7-1 in a friendly at the Stade de France on Wednesday night with new youngster Eduardo Camavinga and veteran Olivier Giroud netting.
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Olivier Giroud captains France to a 7-1 win against Ukraine on his 100th cap. pic.twitter.com/wFJrybbRKZ
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The 17-year-old Camavinga put himself on the map becoming the youngest man to score for France in over a century with an audacious overhead flick for the ninth minute opener.
On his 100th cap tonight, Olivier Giroud scored his 41st and 42nd goals for France to become their 2nd Top goalscorer in history (9 behind Thierry Henry) as France thrash Ukraine 7-1
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Didier Deschamps made Giroud captain for the evening and in return the Chelsea forward scored a first-half brace with a curling shot on 24 minutes and an opportunist header ten minutes later.
An own goal from Ukraine’s Vitaliy Mykolenko made it 4-0 at half time as Andrey Shevchenko’s side looked brave but bedraggled.
On in the second half superstar Kylian Mbappe was a blur of action as his 82nd minute strike was the pick of the evening after he came off the bench.
Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso and Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann were also on the mark with fine strikes.
Lucas Digne played the full 90 minutes tonight as France beat Ukraine 7-1 in a friendly!
— TheMightyBlues (@MightyBluesYT) October 7, 2020
In a cavernous Stade de France with 1,000 fans allowed inside because of Covid-19 restrictions, Ukraine’s team had been so ravaged by injury and the virus they included a 45-year-old coach as second ‘keeper for the night.
France now play European champions Portugal in Paris on Sunday e and then take on their World Cup final victims Croatia next Wednesday in Zagreb, both matches in the Nations League.
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