Antoine Griezmann’s excellent performance for France in Euro 2016 continue as he scored two goals to sent his nation into a final meeting against Portugal.
The Atletico Madrid striker was touted to be Les Blues’ potential threat against Germany and he prove it in the best possible fashion in that semifinal tie.
That tie was for from a comfortable one for France as they were forced to play from the counter by their opposition, especially after the first 10 minutes.
Didier Deschamps side did make a positive start in which they create some opportunities with Griezmann closed in scoring, forcing a save from Manuel Neuer.
However, from that moment on, Die Mannschaft practically controlled the tie with their possession and attacking movement.
Nevertheless, France were able to deal with their opposition’s pressure quite well at the back and a costly mistake from Bastian Schweinsteiger proved vital as it gave Les Blues that important opening goal.
Leaving his arm hanging during a corner, Schweinsteiger gave away a spot kick which was converted expertly by Griezmann just before half time break.
That one goal lead giving France more confidence in the second half as their counter attacking play become more dangerous and effective.
Eventually another defensive mistake sealed that game as Neuer’s failure in catching Paul Pogba’s cross was pounced by Griezmann to complete his double and sent France into a final date against Portugal.
No more goals were scored afterwards, despite Germany getting couple good scoring opportunities, with one was being brilliantly saved by Hugo Lloris.