PARIS: Olivier Giroud became France’s second-highest goalscorer of all time – surpassing Michel Platini – in a 7-1 thrashing of Ukraine in a friendly.
The 34-year-od Chelsea striker scored twice in the first half to take his tally to 42 on his 100th international appearance, nine adrift of Thierry Henry’s record.
Teenager Eduardo Camavinga, 17, netted the opener on his full debut to become France’s second-youngest scorer.
Corentin Tolisso, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann all found the net.
Didier Deschamps’s side also benefited from Vitaliy Mykolenko’s own goal and although Viktor Tsygankov pulled a goal back for 4-1, the visitors were outclassed in Paris.
The thrashing marked the worst defeat in Ukraine’s history, with the side now managed by former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko.
In other internationals Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus scored on his debut in a 3-3 draw with Turkey while Portugal had to settle for a 0-0 draw at home to Spain despite hitting the bar twice.
Mexico handed new Netherlands coach Frank de Boer a 1-0 defeat in his first game in charge and new forward Francesco Caputo scored on his Italy debut at the age of 33 as they routed Moldova 6-0.