UEFA Euro 2016: France wins opening match 2-1 vs Romania
Monday, June 13, 2016
On Friday, France defeated Romania 2–1 in the opening match of . received the Man of the Match award after providing the assist for the opening goal and subsequently scoring the winner for the hosts in the 89th minute.
|I have no doubt of Dimitri Payet, of his decisive influence on the game.|
—Didier Deschamps, France manager
The match was held at the Paris. The French had the greater ball possession during the match. Four were shown during the match. Romanian center back was the first one to be booked by the referee. The first half ended 0–0 with two bookings, both for the visitors; was shown a yellow card minutes before half time.in the French capital,
In the second half, strikerscored the opening goal of the tournament from Payet's cross. Within ten minutes of the opening goal, France's fouled in the penalty area. equalised from the penalty spot. The match seemed to be heading towards a draw, but just before the end of play, assisted Payet and he went on to score the winner, rifling a left-foot shot into the top left-hand corner of the net.
Three minutes later, he was substituted for. The match ended 2–1.
After the match, France manager ((fr))French language: Je n'ai pas de doute sur Dimitri Payet, sur l'influence dans le jeu qu'il peut avoir et le fait d'être décisif.said, "I have no doubt of Dimitri Payet, of his decisive influence on the game."
|July 10, 2016|
| 57' 68' or 69'
|0–0 (HT)|| 65' (pen.) |