As we take our focus away from club football to national team games, two Chelsea players Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses found the net on international duty for their respective countries while Willy Caballero made his Argentina debut and kept a clean sheet in the Argentina’s 2-0 win against Italy.
Giroud put France ahead after 11 minutes in their 3-2 defeat to Colombia, capitalising on a mistake by his former Arsenal team-mate David Ospina to fire home from close range. N’Golo Kante also played the entire game for France.
Willy Caballero debuted for Argentina at the age of 36 as they defeated Italy 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The keeper had a quiet first half as the Azzurri failed to register a shot of any kind, but he was called into action a number of times after the interval, most impressively denying Lorenzo Insigne with the game goalless. Davide Zappacosta was brought off the Italian bench for the final half-hour.
Victor Moses scored from the spot as Nigeria defeated Poland 1-0 in Wroclaw. Kenneth Omeruo, on loan at Kasimpasa, was introduced for the final quarter-of-an-hour as Nigeria closed out an impressive victory. Ola Aina remained an unused substitute. Nigeria’s next game is against Serbia on Tuesday at the Hive Stadium in Barnet.
Willian started in a front three for Brazil with Gabriel Jesus and Douglas Costa, and the Chelsea star was in good form as he made a superb assist for Paulinho to score the third goal in their 3-0 win over Russia.