Mbappe, Griezmann, and Giroud closed the win against a Ukraine. The sixth was the work of the PSG striker, who had not scored until that moment, after a brutal gallop, wall on the front with Ben Yedder, a threat that sat Cheberko, and ended with an unstoppable whiplash impossible for Bushchan. The Barcelona star made it 7-1 after a powerful left-footed shot from outside the area that brushed against a defender and just misled Bushchan.
Olivier Giroud is one of those footballers whose career with the national team is inversely proportional to his career at the club level.
With his double in France’s comfortable win (7-1) against Ukraine in a box due to the coronavirus, the Chelsea forward already has 42 goals with the ‘blues’ and yesterday surpassed Michel Platini (41) in the scorers’ classification historic, remaining just nine behind Thierry Henry (51), top scorer of the French team.
The plague of casualties in Ukraine, which Spain will face next Tuesday, forced its coach Andriy Shevchenko to register as a player Oleksander Shovkovskiy, his 45-year-old goalkeeper assistant who retired from football in 2016. With this panorama, the superiority of Didier Deschamps’ men was noted from the start of the game, despite the fact that the Bayonne coach took out his’ B ‘unit.
Camavinga, second-earliest scorer
Before the 10th minute was up, Camavinga had already advanced to France taking advantage of a Bushchan rebound after Giroud’s shot, who participated directly or indirectly in the first four goals. The very young midfielder, aged 17 years and 11 months, became the second-earliest scorer in France, only surpassed by Maurice Gastiger, who in 1914 scored six months less than the Stade Rennais player.
Then came Giroud’s double, the first a goal from outside the area and the second after a bad rejection of the goal, which preceded the goal of Mykolenko’s own goal with which he ended the first half.
In the second, Deschamps gave entry to Varane, Mbappe, Griezmann, and the company. The Griezmann entered next to Pogba shortly after Tsygankov put the 4-1 in the light and closed the scoring with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area.
Mbappe, for his part, had enough with 45 minutes to assist Tolisso on the heel in the fifth and score the sixth after a great individual play. Now things are getting serious for France, who host Portugal on Sunday and visit Croatia next Wednesday, in a new reissue of the final of the last World Cup in Russia.