Antoine Griezmann became a French national hero and popularized the french version of the dab, all in one afternoon. Euro 2016 hosts France stunned defending World Cup champion Germany 2 – 0. Greizmann accounted for both French goals, his fifth and sixth of the tournament.
His first came via penalty to break the scoreless tie in extra time just before the halftime whistle. The penalty was the result of an uncharacteristically ill advised hand ball from German Stalwart Sebastian Schweinsteiger. In a tournament filled with shaky penalties, Griezmann struck his confidently.
— Titanic Goals (@TitanicGoals) July 7, 2016
He celebrated the goal by doing “the arrogant Frenchman”.
— Andrew Hockridge (@drewhockridge) July 7, 2016
The reaction in Paris….
— Footy (@Footy) July 7, 2016
Griezmann destroyed any German hopes of an equalizer in the 72nd minute, when he neatly tucked a genius cross from Paul Pogba past Manuel Neur. Although Greizmann scored, the creativity from Pogba was the class on the play.
— Audible Sports (@AudibleSports) July 7, 2016
France will face Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal this Sunday at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. The last time the French played in a tournament final they hosted, they destroyed Brazil 3 – 0 to win the 1998 World Cup in the same stadium.