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Euro 2020: Chelsea Outcast Secures Top Spot For His Country

Amuda Segun



Forgotten Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal for world champions France as they came from behind to beat Moldova and usurp Turkey at the top of Group H of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

France suffered a little scare at home against the Moldovans but Chelsea outcast Giroud was able to bail his team out of that situation.

Vadim Rata had given Moldova a shock lead in the ninth minute after he pounced on the weak clearance from Barcelona center-back Clement Lenglet.

France had a lot of possession but struggled to break down the visitors until stand-in captain Raphael Varane equalised for the hosts just before the halftime whistle.

Shortly before the game, France had found out about their qualification for Euro 2020 as a result of the goalless draw between hosts Turkey and France.

Despite their qualification news, France struggled to produce a performance worthy of a team that just secured a berth at Euro 2020.

France improved a bit after the halftime interval but had to wait till 11 minutes from time to bag the winner through Giroud who scored from the penalty spot after Everton left-back Lucas Digne was brought down in the box.

The win moved France two points clear at the top of Group H.

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