UEFA Euro 2016, semifinal: hosts France beat Germany 2-0
Saturday, July 9, 2016
On Thursday, World Champions Germany lost 2–0 to hosts France in the UEFA Euro 2016 semifinal. Antoine Griezmann scored both goals, netting six goals in the tournament. France is to play Portugal in the final tomorrow.
Germany had better ball possession and passing accuracy. But, moments before half time, captainwas booked for a hand ball in the penalty area, and France were awarded a penalty kick. The Atlético striker Griezmann scored from the spotkick sending in the wrong direction. Les Blues were 1–0 up at half time.
In the second half,was benched suffering from a ruptured muscle bundle. Later, 's shot was half-cleared by Neuer, but Griezmann scored the second goal of the night and his sixth of the tournament.
Though Germany had far more completed passes — in the first half alone, more than the hosts in both halves combined — the World Champions were defeated. Griezmann was awarded the Man of the Match award.
Griezmann's six goals in one Euro tournament is the most after's record of nine goals in one tournament.
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|0–1 (HT)||Antoine Griezmann 45+2' (pen)|
Antoine Griezmann 72'
- "UEFA Euro 2016, semifinal: Portugal beats Wales 2-0" — Wikinews, July 8, 2016