Olivier Giroud scored his 29th goal for France as they defeated Wales 2-0 in a friendly game in Paris.
On his 69th cap, the Arsenal striker, with the slight aid of a deflection, slotted home Kylian Mbappe’s pull-back on 71 minutes to double Les Bleus’ lead. With 15 goals in his last 22 appearances at international level, he’s now only five goals shy of becoming the third highest scorer for his country.
Giroud makes it 2-0 France against Wales pic.twitter.com/lPwWsZV0Lz
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Once again Didier Deschamps opted to start Giroud alongside Antoine Griezmann and it was the Atletico man who broke the deadlock on 18 minutes with a neat volley. Alexandre Lacazette played the final 17 minutes as a replacement for his Gunner teammate.
Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey both played the full 90 minutes. Both appear to have come through the game unscathed.