Newcastle’s Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez scored his first ever goal for Argentina last night as they maintained their 100% record under Diego Maradona, with a fine 2-0 victory over France in Marseilles.
Jonas Gutierrez – first ever goal for Argentina
The Newcastle forward got onto a cross from Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero and shot past France keeper Steve Mandanda, to put the visitors ahead just four minutes before half time.
Barcelona’s world-class Lionel Messi then scored a second in the 83rd minute, as he waltzed through the French defense, before shooting home to seal a great win for the former World Champions.
It was Gutierrez’s 8th cap for the Argentine side having made his debut, also against France, almost two years ago to the day. Fabricio Coloccini, the Newcastle center-back, was omitted form the squad for this game.
Gutierrez is still to score his first goal for the Tyneside club.
Damien Duff played the full 90 minutes as Republic of Ireland, and set up ther first goal for Robbie Keane, who also scored a penalty in Ireland’s 2-1 win over Georgia in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
Geremi also scored for Cameroon in their 3-1 success for Cameroon as they met Guinea in a friendly match in Paris.
It was Geremi’s 100th cap for his country, and his 9th international goal.