The French football team easily won against Ukraine in a friendly match with a final score of 7 to 1. During this meeting, Rennais Eduardo Camavinga became at 17 years and 10 months the most young scorer for the Blues since 1914, while Olivier Giroud has risen to the rank of second top scorer for the France team with 42 goals.
Didier Deschamps’ men walked home on Wednesday, October 7, against Ukraine, at the Stade de France, in a friendly match. The reigning world champions dryly beat a Ukrainian team decimated by Covid-19 by a score of 7-1.
The counter was unlocked in the 9th minute with the opening of the scoring by a nice return from Eduardo Camavinga. For his first tenure, the Rennes midfielder scored his first goal in the selection and also made history by becoming at 17 years and 10 months the youngest goalscorer of the post-war Blues, the second of all. the history of the France team. He is only preceded in this record ranking by Maurice Gastiger, scorer at 17 years and 5 months, on March 8, 1914 against Switzerland (2-2).
Eduardo Camavinga, who will turn 18 on November 10, is also the third youngest player in history to wear the Blues jersey, after coming into play against Croatia in September (4-2), a match where he had already almost scored on a long shot. For comparison, Kylian Mbappé scored his first goal at 18 years and 8 months, on August 31, 2017 against the Netherlands (4-0).
Giroud in the footsteps of Thierry Henry
During this meeting, Olivier Giroud, captain for his 100th selection, also recorded a record. Author of a double against Ukraine (24th and 34th), he became the second best scorer for the France team with 42 goals. At 34, he overtook former triple Golden Ball Michel Platini in the standings (41 goals). The center forward is now nine lengths from Thierry Henry, top scorer for the France team with his 51 goals scored between 1997 to 2010.
The other goals of the match were scored by Vitaliy Mykolenko against his side (39th), then by Corentin Tolisso after the hour mark (65th) and finally by Kylian Mbappé (82nd) and Antoine Griezmann (88th) at the end of the game.