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Giroud scores as France fight back to beat Chile

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Olivier Giroud scored the winning goal as France came from behind to beat Chile in a friendly in Marseille.

Marcelino Nunez's low effort into the bottom left corner gave the visitors a surprise sixth-minute lead.

But Youssouf Fofana levelled with a deflected shot and Randal Kolo Muani headed the hosts in front, before Giroud's 57th international goal.

Dario Osorio's late effort was not enough to prevent Chile's first defeat under new coach Ricardo Gareca.

It was a welcome victory for Didier Deschamps, who saw his France side concede even earlier in Saturday's 2-0 loss at home to Germany.

The French boss named a much-changed side with captain Kylian Mbappe and midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni the only players to be retained from the weekend match.

But he will be satisfied by the way his team took control of the game after falling behind and claimed a morale-boosting success through the 37-year-old Giroud's 72nd-minute close-range strike.