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Antoine Griezmann weaves his magic to take France to Euro 2016 final

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 July 2016, 11:09 IST

All eyes were on Antoine Griezmann at Marseille's Stade Velodrome on 7 July, as he led France to a 2-0 victory over Germany, paving the way for a Euro 2016 final clash with Portugal.

The Atletico Madrid forward put France ahead with a clinical penalty just moments before half-time. He then sealed the victory over World champions Germany with a sweet second goal in the latter half of the game.

With these two goals, Griezmann has now become the top scorer at UEFA Euro 2016, with six goals.

Despite dominating possession, Germany failed to make any impact after Bastian Schweinsteiger conceded a harsh penalty for handball.

This was France's first win over Germany in what is their fifth meeting at a major final. With the win, France will face the Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal in a clash at Stade de France on 10 July.

"We suffered but we knocked them out," French coach Didier Deschamps was quoted as saying after the match.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 8 July 2016, 11:09 IST
 
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