Euro 2016 – France Knocks Germany Out

Germans have been shocked by France, Griezmann’s two goals have taken the hosts to the finals. Full time Germany 0-2 France.

The first big chance of the match fell to Griezmann in the seventh minute after he danced his way through the Germany defence, but his right-footed shot could not beat the dive of Manuel Neuer.

In what was a frantic start France looked the sharper of the two sides but Germany gradually worked their way into the contest with Thomas Muller snatching at a first-time effort after being picked out by Can.

Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France set up a Euro 2016 final showdown against Portugal with victory in Marseille.The Atletico Madrid marksman netted once in either half as Didier Deschamps’ men sent Germany crashing out.

France opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time when Bastian Schweinsteiger was penalised for a handball in the box.Griezmann stepped up to send Manuel Neuer the wrong way from the penalty spot to give them the lead against the run of play.He sealed victory 20 minutes from time when he prodded home from close range after Neuer spilled Paul Pogba’s cross.

 

It was a weird semi-final in the end as Germany were marginally the better side and created some very good chances but it just wouldn’t go in.

Antoine Griezmann of France celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot

Even right at the end of injury time Lloris saved brilliantly from Kimmich while Gotze flashed a header wide. It was just one of those nights.

Antoine Griezmann goals incresed his personal tally to six for the tournament. He got a standing ovation as he was taken off for Cabaye in the final few minutes from almost the whole stadium at the Stade Velodrome.

Germany will feel hard done by but France won’t care, they face Portugal in Sunday’s final.

 

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