Giroud double downs Denmark

2015-10-12 09:27
Olivier Giroud (File)

Copenhagen - Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored twice in the first six minutes as Euro 2016 hosts France defeated Denmark 2-1 in a friendly international on Sunday.

The win was a fourth in succession for Didier Deschamps' side although there are stiffer tests ahead for France, who tackle world champions Germany and England in November in their remaining 2015 assignments,

France made eight changes from the team which defeated Armenia 4-0 on Friday, but there appeared little disruption early on as they raced into a 2-0 lead inside six minutes.

Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was at fault for Giroud's opener in the fourth minute and could have done better to prevent the second just two minutes later.

Erik Sviatchenko, with a superb effort, pulled a goal back in stoppage time for the home side.

Manchester United sensation Anthony Martial was named Man of Match in his first start for the senior side.


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