Host kingdom France came from at the back of to beat 10-man eire 2-1 and attain the Euro 2016 sector-finals after ahead Antoine Griezmann struck two times in the 2d half of to cancel out Robbie Brady’s second-minute penalty on Sunday.
The French, who celebrated their first knockout-level win in the competition due to the fact winning Euro 2000, have been shocked whilst Paul Pogba gave away a clumsy spot-kick and Brady transformed it to attain the event’s quickest aim at Parc OL.
A disjointed France got here to lifestyles in the 2nd half of because the introduction of winger Kingsley Coman injected tempo and chunk up the front, with Griezmann heading domestic the equaliser inside the 58th minute after a exquisite pass with the aid of Bacary Sagna.
The 25-12 months-vintage grew to become the match on its head three minutes later after Olivier Giroud headed an extended ball into his stride for a scientific finish. eire had centre again Shane Duffy sent off midway via the second half of after he hauled down Griezmann who became via on aim. France will play both England or Iceland for a semi-final vicinity.