Antoine Griezmann (l.) scored twice as France knocked Germany out of UEFA EURO 2016. - © gettyimages / Alex Livesey
Antoine Griezmann (l.) scored twice as France knocked Germany out of UEFA EURO 2016. - © gettyimages / Alex Livesey

Germany lose to France in EURO 2016 semi-finals

Germany will not add a continental title to their FIFA World Cup crown after suffering a 2-0 defeat to hosts France in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-final.

Germany 0-2 France

Goals: 0-1 Griezmann (pen., 45+2), 0-2 Griezmann (72’)

Amid a rocking atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome, Germany made the early running. Thomas Müller and Julian Draxler looked bright, and although Antoine Griezmann drew a good save from Manuel Neuer in the seventh minute, the majority of the game was being played in the France half.

Emre Can and Bastian Schweinsteiger both tested Hugo Lloris as Germany monopolised possession, forcing France ever deeper. Samuel Umtiti produced a fine block to deny Müller, but the hosts began to show signs of life before the interval, with Benedikt Höwedes forced into a brilliant last-ditch tackle on Olivier Giroud, before Griezmann placed his penalty – awarded for a Schweinsteiger handball – high past Neuer with the last kick of the half.

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