NEWS | 14/11/2019The madridista defender opened the scoring for his national team in the win over Moldova.
Moldova went in front early on, thanks to a Rata strike just 9 minutes' in. The hosts were able to turn the scores around though, after Varane levelled with a header on 35’ and Giroud converted a penalty to make it 2-1. Areola, who is also in the French squad, did not feature in the game.
2- Francia: Mandanda, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappé, Coman (Lemar, 88’), Tolisso, Kanté and Digne.
1- Moldavia: Koselev, Armas, Platica, Posmac, Ionita, Carp, Cociuc, Ginsari (Milinceanu, 74’), Craciun, I. Jardan (Graur, 68’), Rata (Patras, 81').
0-1 (min. 9): Rata.
1-1 (min. 35): Varane.
2-1 (min. 79): Giroud.