France have secured six straight victories in all competitions after came from behind to defeat Ivory Coast in an international friendly at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, on Friday evening.
The Elephant made perfect start to the game as Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe test Hugo Lloris with shot but the Spurs shot-stopper produced well save before Wilfired Zaha’s shot went over the goal.
Several minutes later, Nicolas Pepe put his side’s ahead with a lovely strike. The talented winger received the ball in space and scored at the near post with a powerful shot.
The French team quickly equalized thanks to the Olivier Giroud who netted fantastic header from Theo Hernandez cross.
France then regain control of the game, but the Ivorians are showing good composure in defense, with helping them maintain the current result until the stoppage time of the game when Aurélien Tchouameni scored the winner goal.
The Monaco midfielder delivered wonderful header from the midfielder after Guendouzi’s cross from a corner kick from the right. Victory over Ivory coast means the World Cup Champions have recorded six win in a row in all competitions.
Meanwhile, William Saliba was made his international debut last night. The centre-back who is currently on loan at Marseille from Arsenal showcased series of impressive display after came off the bench against Ivory Coast.