EURO on this day: 7 July
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
On this day: Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat Germany to reach the 2016 final on home soil.
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Germany 0-2 France
(Griezmann 45+2pen 72)
2016 semi-finals, Marseille
France moved a step closer to a glorious home triumph at UEFA EURO 2016 with victory against world champions Germany.
Joachim Löw's side enjoyed 64% possession before the interval and Didier Deschamps admits his side "were on the verge of giving in." They didn’t, and with virtually the last kick of the first half Bastian Schweinsteiger handled in the area. Antoine Griezmann – who had missed a penalty in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final – made no mistake.
He was on the spot once more on 72 minutes, prodding in the loose ball after Manuel Neuer had parried Paul Pogba's cross. France were now just one win away from emulating the team of 1984, European champions on home soil 32 years previously.
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