Germany 0 - 2 France, Euro 2016 Semi Final

France have qualified into the final of the Euro 2016 after a 2-0 victory over Germany. Griezmann scored both goals to send the home team in the final against Portugal.

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Germany topped their group without conceding a goal showing a good form and an offensive play. In the round of 16 they put in an impressive display against Slovakia winning 3-0.

In the quarter-finals they had a tough opponent in Italy, the Germans opened the score sheet in the second half but the Azzurri equalised, sending the game in extra-time. The winner was decided in the penalty shootout, where both teams missed a lot, but Germany came out victorious in the end 6-5.

Their results:

Home Result Away
Germany
2 - 0 Ukraine
Germany
0 - 0 Poland
N. Ireland
0 - 1 Germany
Germany
3 - 0 Slovakia
Germany
1 - 1
(6 - 5)
Italy

France topped group A after two "last minute" wins over Romania and Albania then drawing against Switzerland. They haven't always shown what the home fans were expecting, but enough to get the job done. In the last 16 they were one goal down until Antoine Griezmann's double in just three minutes. They won 2-1.

In the quarter-finals they fulfilled every expectation with an excellent display against Iceland. The home side won comfortably 5-2, in the competitions record game for most goals so far.

Results:

Home Result Away
France
2 - 1 Romania
France
2 - 0 Albania
France
0 - 0 Switzerland
France
2 - 1 Ireland
France
5 - 2 Iceland

France and Germany have played 27 times against each other, France having the advantage with 12 wins, 5 draws and 10 victories for Germany. But if we look at the competitive games, Germany have won two World Cup semi-finals against France(1982 and 1986) and they also eliminated France in the 2014 World Cup in the quarter-finals.

Here are the lineups:

Highlights

At half the statistics:
Shots: 11-7
Possession: 61%-39%
Chances created: 8-2
Pass acc: 90%-82%

Griezmann scored from a penalty kick right before half time to make it 1-0 for the home side.

In the 72nd minute Griezmann scored again, his 6th goal at the Euro 2016, to make it 2-0 for France.

The game highlights and goals:

The final result:
Germany
0 - 2
France

Match statistics:

Goal attempts

Germany Off target
6
France Off target
4
Germany On target
6
France On target
7
Posession(%)
65
35
Corners
6
5
Fouls
8
12
Offsides
3
0

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