31 May 2016
France snatched victory with a last-gasp Dimitri Payet free kick but it was Coman who caught the eye as the 19-year-old Bayern Munich winger set up a goal and made his presence felt all over the pitch until he came off in the 77th minute. His performance confirmed that the hosts can bank on young talent up front in the June 10-July 10 tournament. France opened the scoring after 20 minutes in the western port city when midfielder Blaise Matuidi volleyed home a fine cross by Coman, starting a match for France for the first time. Cameroon levelled two minutes later, Vincent Aboubacar catching the home defence off guard to tap in from close range. Striker Olivier Giroud put the hosts ahead from a Paul Pogba cross four minutes before the break. The second half proved relatively uneventful until Eric Choupo Moting equalised from close range two minutes from time before Payet popped up with the winner at the death. France boast a string of impressive forwards and fine midfielders but have been hampered by defensive woes in their build-up to the finals. Versatile defender Jeremy Mathieu and centre-back Raphael Varane have been ruled out of the tournament with injuries.