UEFA Euro 2016, quarter-finals: France defeats Iceland 5-2
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
France had greater ball possession and passing accuracy. Arsenal striker scored the first goal of the match in the 12th minute from 's pass. Within ten minutes, midfielder doubled their lead, scoring a header from Griezmann's cross. A couple of minutes before half-time, scored the third goal. Before the referee brought the first half to an end, Griezmann chipped the ball over the keeper, netting the fourth goal of the match, and his fourth of the tournament. The first half ended 4–0.
In the second half,scored a goal for Iceland. But, Giroud restored the four-goal lead three minutes later, scoring a header from Payet's assist. scored a consolation goal from header for Iceland in the 84th minute. The match ended 5–2 and Giroud was awarded the Man of The Match award.
After the match, Iceland forwardsaid, "A bitter end to a fantastic tournament for us but of course the game was lost in the first half. [...] We really put Iceland on the footballing map. We have been getting messages from all over the world about how people are proud of us and that they really love the fighting spirit that we showed. So we can really go happy and proud from this tournament."
Giroud and Payet have each scored three goals in the tournament and they are behind Griezmann for the Golden Boot trophy.
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- David Crossan and Johann Olafur Sigurdsson. "UEFA EURO 2016 - France-Iceland" — , July 3, 2016
- "Live Scores - UEFA EURO 2016: France - Iceland" — , July 3, 2016