The veteran Chelsea forward now has only Thierry Henry in front of him in France’s all-time goal records
Olivier Giroud surpassed Michel Platini as the second-highest scorer in France history with a double to take down Ukraine in Wednesday’s friendly clash.
The Chelsea star went into the game on 40 goals, one behind the France and Juventus great. Now only Thierry Henry stands in front of Giroud, who scored twice in the first half against the eastern Europeans to leapfrog Platini in the standings.
Eduardo Camavinga got Didier Deschamps’ charges off to a perfect start with a goal after just nine minutes, by way of a wonderfully executed overhead kick.
The stage was then set for Giroud to dominate, as he netted twice in the space of 10 minutes to put France well ahead of their opponents and bring his own international goal tally to 42.