Two great goals by presumed Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis saved France from some embarrassment as they beat Ecuador 2-0 in their warm up game for Euro 2008.
Bafe Gomis – set Paris alight with his goals
Raymond Domenechâ€™s side were struggling for much of the game and it was the Bafe, making his international debut, who showed them all how to score, with two goals in the second half, to wrap up the win.
Chances came for two former Liverpool strikers Djibril Cisse and Anelka in the first half, but it was Ecuador who could and probably should have scored first.
Carlos Tenorio was through in the center just 8 minutes before half time and even rounded keeper Sebastien Frey before hitting the ball straight at Lilian Thuram, who was able to clear as he fell over.
Gomis’ first goal and his first ever for his country was a fantastic goal.
The St. Etienne striker hit the ball from outside the penalty box past keeper Marcelo Elizaga after 60 minutes, and the ball curled like a rocket into the top right hand corner of the goal.
France didnâ€™t particularly look like a flowing side in Paris last night, well that was before Gomis lit up the evening with his two goals.
It was the St Etienne strikerâ€™s first cap, and since he is now on display, it will presumably be even difficult now for Newcastle to close the deal, if better teams come in for the striker.
We think they will, if he keeps on scoring goals like he did in Paris tonight.
Here are Bafe’s two goals.
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