Griezmann Stars as France Eliminated Republic of Ireland

Home nation, France got themselves through into the last eight of Euro 2016 after defeating Republic of Ireland 2-1 thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s inspirational second half performance.

Les Blues didn’t have the best of start as they found themselves trailing after just two minutes of play when Ireland earned a spot kick which was converted by Robbie Brady.

That early strike stunned Les Blues players as they seem to be rushing their attacking play quite a bit, giving their opponent a much comfortable defensive duties.

Despite their domination, France didn’t create too many goal scoring opportunities, and from the ones they do get, Les Blues players couldn’t convert them into goals.

After the break, Didier Deschamps made several tactical changes by bringing in Kingsley Coman and changing Griezmann position into second striker.

That new setup worked wonder as France were able to get more clear cut chances before eventually snatching an equalizing goal through Griezmann.

The Atletico Madrid man completed his nation’s turn around with his second goal not long after grabbing that equalizer.

Ireland’s hope of getting back into that tie got smaller as they were forced to play with 10 men following a red card given to Shane Duffy.

France created more opportunities later on, but can’t seem to turn them into more goals as they comfortably see off Ireland’s resistance with that slender lead.