EURO 2016: Griezmann Scores Twice To Send France To The Quarter Finals

Atletico Madrid striker Antoinne Griezmann scores twice as France came back from a goal down to defeat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in a tense round of sixteen game.

Griezmann heads in the equalizer
Griezmann heads in the equalizer

Ireland made a perfect start in Lyon as Robbie Brady converted a penalty in just the second minute after Paul Pogba’s clumsy foul on Shane Long.France pressed for a quick response as Griezmann headed over the bar from Pogba’s cross.But it was Ireland who went closest as France looked unconvincing at the back from a throw-in and Daryl Murphy hit a volley across goal that Hugo Lloris dived to palm away.Kante was replaced at the break by Kingsley Coman and the hosts raised the tempo.

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Laurent Koscielny headed a good chance wide after a free-kick was flicked to the back post, but Ireland also looked threatening as James McClean’s cross was turned away by Lloris.Randolph then saved from Blaise Matuidi before France got the breakthrough, Griezmann heading home from Bacary Sagna’s cross.

Just four minutes later it was 2-1 as both Ireland centre-backs went up to challenge Olivier Giroud for a header, leaving Griezmann space to collect the loose ball and finish past Randolph.

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