Marseille (dpa) – Football international champion France began the International Cup yr with a past due victory. Within the pleasant in opposition to Ivory Coast, the hosts gained 2-1 (1-1) in Marseille after Aurélien Tchouaméni scored with a last-minute header.
Nicolas Pepé put the Africans forward within the nineteenth minute when he handed Bayern defender Lucas Hernandez and were given previous Hugo Lloris within the French purpose. Simply 3 mins later, veteran striker Olivier Giroud headed the equalizer for the hosts.
RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku had plenty of probabilities to come to a decision the sport upfront for his staff on his debut for France. After 75 mins, the 24-year-old needed to make means for Wissam Ben Yedder. General, France struggled in assault after the destroy till AS Monaco midfielder Tchouameni struck in harm time.
The night time of the world fit additionally went neatly for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old scored the lead within the 77th minute when his Norwegians made it 2-0 (0-0) in opposition to Slovakia. Haaland left the pitch 4 mins later after Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard made it 2-0. The Norwegians neglected the International Cup in Qatar.