In-form Marseille striker André-Pierre Gignac is determined to prove himself in Les Bleus' squad for the upcoming friendlies against Portugal and Armenia, hoping to harness the best form of his career on the international stage.
France coach Didier Deschamps has called on André-Pierre Gignac to repeat his outstanding club form for his country as Les Bleus prepare for a double-header of friendly clashes with Portugal and Armenia.
Jocelyn Gourvennec underlined the historic nature of Guingamp first-ever European win; Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier was frustrated by the 0-0 draw with Dnipro while Lille's René Girard was staying positive.
Lille almost caused an upset against a dominant Wolfsburg side but ended up drawing 1-1 in Germany; EA Guingamp got off the mark as Sylvain Marveaux bagged a double to clinch a shock 2-0 win over Greek league leaders PAOK FC.
France coach Didier Deschamps has handed recalls to OM pair Dimitri Payet and André-Pierre Gignac, well as OL's Christophe Jallet, for the upcoming international friendlies against Portugal and Armenia.
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was pleased after his defence-first Champions League strategy yielded a point away to Group C leaders Zenith; opposite number André Villas-Boas lamented a poor first-half performance.