Aurelien Tchouameni's first senior international goal secured France a last-gasp 2-1 friendly victory over Ivory Coast at the Stade Velodrome on Friday. 

Nicolas Pepe put the visitors ahead in Marseille, but Olivier Giroud marked his first Les Bleus cap since Euro 2020 with a rapid equaliser midway through the first half. 

The game looked destined to be heading for a draw with Kylian Mbappe remaining an unused substitute five years to the day since his international debut. 

However, Tchouameni – the Monaco midfielder linked with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool – headed Matteo Guendouzi's corner home in the 93rd minute to complete the turnaround and give France the win. 

Ivory Coast had looked dangerous on the counter-attack from the outset and took the lead in the 19th minute when Pepe beat Lucas Hernandez down the outside and fired a low effort in off the near post.  

The visitors' advantage lasted for just three minutes, though. Theo Hernandez atoned for being caught out of position on the opening goal by supplying a pinpoint cross for Giroud to head home.  

Hugo Lloris parried a fierce drive from Ghislain Konan four minutes after the restart, and the France goalkeeper did well to turn a powerful strike from Serge Aurier behind before the hour mark.  

Ivory Coast keeper Badri Ali Sangare produced a stunning reaction save to stop Antoine Griezmann firing into the bottom-left corner in the 63rd minute.  

The tempo slowed significantly in the closing stages, but there was some late urgency from France as they pushed to snatch the winner. 

It came in the third minute of stoppage time via the head of Tchouameni, sparking scenes of delight in Marseille.