'No Show' For Santon And Cabaye
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Thursday, 15th November 2012
Davide Santon said yesterday that he "couldn't wait to face Yohan Cabaye" in the Italy v France friendly.
But neither of the Newcastle United players made it onto the pitch, and both spent the match on the bench.
Substitute Bafetimbi Gomis struck a second-half winner as France came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Italy in their international friendly in Parma.
In-form AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawi had given Italy a first-half lead but a brilliant effort from Mathieu Valbuena saw France draw level almost immediately and then Gomis put Les Bleus ahead four minutes after coming on as a 63rd-minute replacement.
The victory earned France their first triumph on Italian soil since 1994 and saw them claim another impressive result under new coach Didier Deschamps having last month held Spain to a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in Madrid.