Antoine Griezmann scored a stunner for France in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday against Ukraine in Paris.
The Barcelona attacker was named in the starting XI and broke the deadlock after 19 minutes with a great strike into the top corner.
Griezmann gives France the lead with a classy finish pic.twitter.com/h1AT1nc3Wi— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 24, 2021
The goal takes Griezmann joint fourth on France’s list of all-time goalscorers with 34 for Les Bleus. Only Michel Platini, Olivier Giroud and Thierry Henry have more.
France's all-time top goalscorers....— European Qualifiers (@EURO2020) March 24, 2021
5⃣1⃣ Thierry Henry
4⃣4⃣ Olivier Giroud
4⃣1⃣ Michel Platini
3⃣4⃣ David Trezeguet
3⃣4⃣ @AntoGriezmann is joint fourth after tonight's first-half goal ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/WMtYBiARbY
Ukraine hit back in the second half with Serhiy Sydorchuk’s shot taking a big deflection off Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe and wrong-footing Hugo Lloris.
France couldn’t find a winner after being pegged back and had to settle for a draw. Griezmann played the whole 90 minutes, while Ousmane Dembele came off the bench on 64 minutes and made his first appearance for his country since November 2018.