Red-Hot France Melt Iceland, Set Up Germany Semi-Final

Red-Hot France Melt Iceland, Set Up Germany Semi-Final

Hosts France booked their place in the semi-finals of the European Championship after trouncing Iceland 5-2 at the Stade de France on Sunday.
This was the first time a tean would score five goals at Euro 2016.
France raced to a 4-0 lead at half-time with goals from Oliver Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann.

Giroud added his second and France’s fifth to seal the emphatic win for Didier Deschamps’ side.
Consolatory goals from Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Birkir Bjarnason in the 56th and 58th minutes left the scoreline respectable.
France got the breakthrough in the 12th minute when Giroud was released by Blaise Matuidi and the Arsenal striker scored from a wide angle.
Eight minutes later Paul Pogba doubled the lead.
The Juventus star leapt higher to head home Griezmann’s corner.
Payet scored the third goal for France after he fired in a low drive which swung away from Halldorsson in goal for Iceland.
He was nicely set up by Griezmann in the 44th minute.
The Atletico Madrid star scored the fourth goal a minute after he broke clear on goal before brilliantly chipping the onrushing goalkeeper.
Giroud added the fifth when he powered in Payet’s freekick with a fierce header.
France will take on Germany in the semifinals next week.

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