Miguel Delaney of The Independent thought Les Bleus needed to make a change: If they are going to play on counter, and seems case, need Kante in there. On paper, Portugal shouldn't present as much of a challenge as Germany did, and Deschamps and his troops will love their chances of finishing the job. France are as generally expected, with Moussa Sissoko the only real surprise in the line-up. Griezmann nearly completed his hat-trick after 85 minutes, but Toni Kroos returned just in time to force him to his weaker right foot. He then beautifully played in Griezmann, whose strike was deflected over the goal. Get the latest France news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. Antoine Griezmann a inscrit son deuxième but à la 72e pour la France face à l'Allemagne (2-0), en demi-finale de l'Euro-2016, jeudi à Marseille. Plenty of French in that title, huh?! The Atletico Madrid man opened the score just before half-time from the penalty spot after Bastian Schweinsteiger gave away a silly penalty for a hand ball. Ordinarily, Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus would be preparing to face France just like the rest of the Germany side, but fitness issues cruelly ruled him out of this tournament. Neuer punched the ball right into the path of Griezmann, who prodded his second of the match home from close range. The Velodrome itself is a stunning arena - with a capacity of 67,000 - and usually home to Olympique Marseille, one of France's biggest clubs. It's going to take something special to breach the French rearguard, but it's not like Germany haven't got the tools to produce something exceptional. The Manchester United man led with his arm in a duel with Evra and was unlucky to have the ball strike his hand, but the official behind the goal showed no mercy. Impressive in the quarter-final win over Iceland, Samuel Umtiti is set to keep his place in the starting line-up, despite Adil Rami’s return from suspension. Les Bleus will meet Portugal at the Stade de France on Sunday. We've got all you need to know about the Schalke youngster here. Or that tonight's referee is the same man who presided over their victory over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final? Here's another reason why Germany will hope Thomas Müller's barren run in front of goal ends this evening: 15:44 - Lizarazu: 'Coman can hurt any defence'. The Arsenal man has three goals in the tournament and is something of a lucky charm for his side: France midfielder Paul Pogba has issued a rallying cry to French supporters ahead of this evening's match: "Whoever doesn't get jump [in the stadium] tonight isn't French! Antoine Griezmann is a man bang in form for France. Just wide but it's a corner. #Euro2016 https://t.co/kfRj6Cu6bH. L'ouverture du score de Griezmann a tout changé. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. Will he be able to combat the likes of Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Blaise Matuidi? Germany head coach Joachim Löw: "We dominated the opposition for the whole match. His shot missed the mark by some distance, however. saksa - ranska germany - franceallemagne - francegriezmann #7 scores 1-0 fanzone paris euro 2016 Can he make an impact? If we’d have gone in level at the break it would have been close right until the end. Click here for our match report, and don't forget we have a dedicated mini-site to all the clubs involved in the #BLWorldTour. Or false nine - whichever you prefer. Northern Ireland are backing their Group C rivals to reach the final this evening. FC Köln left-back who watched the 2014 FIFA World Final from the comfort his sofa? We take a look at the 1. Just like the beginning of the first half, France have started the second on the front foot and Jerome Boateng is forced to block a goal-bound Griezmann shot within minutes of the restart. L'Endroit Batignolles, Paris Picture: Soirée Foot France Allemagne 2016 - Check out Tripadvisor members' 50,003 candid photos and videos of L'Endroit Batignolles Click here for the full interview with Lizarazu. What an occasion it will be tonight. Weigl narrowly avoided relegation to the third tier just over a year ago, but his composure and qualities on the ball have turned him into a mainstay of the Dortmund side. Germany bowed out of UEFA EURO 2016 at the semi-final stage after a 2-0 defeat to tournament hosts France in Marseille on Thursday. Griezmann and Blaise Matuidi set up a nice combination for the first real chance of the match, but German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer easily dealt with the latter's low strike. Die Mannschaft were swept up in the fast pace, and Julian Draxler ran into a booking after a needless challenge on Moussa Sissoko. You have to go back 18 years to the time when France last played a game of this magnitude on home soil - the FIFA World Cup final against Brazil in 1998. Just as I type, Mario Götze is being readied... Jerome Boateng has gone down with what looks like a thigh injury. "Kingsley Coman can cause problems for any defence in the world," believes the 46-year-old. #EURO2016 #GERFRA https://t.co/TsYO1pM411. Les Bleus can now look forward to Sunday's final with Portugal. For all you lucky people who like a moving line-up. It has been quite a journey for the 20-year-old. Germany have played like world champions. RESUME FRANCE - ALLEMAGNE 2018 - L'équipe de France de foot a dû batailler pour battre l'Allemagne sur le score de 2-1, grâce à un but de la tête et un penalty de Griezmann. Phew! The former left-back spent eight and a half years at FC Bayern and played close to 100 games for France, and he gave bundesliga.com an exclusive interview ahead of tonight's "special game". And another chance for Germany as Emre Can forces Lloris into another smart stop. Have a read of who they are right here, and then let us know what you think! Head coach let go the day after holding Man City to 1-1 draw, Sam Allardyce favorite to take over, Tuchel hopes Neymar can face Lille on Sunday, says it’s ‘not impossible’ PSG star could return before winter break (Goal). Bastian Schweinsteiger comes off in place of Leroy Sane, who makes his tournament debut for Die Mannschaft. Per Bleacher Report UK's Jonathan Johnson, the pitch conditions didn't help in that department: Stade Velodrome in horrendous pitch condition shocker... #GERFRA. Surely Reus gets your vote? Last modified on Wed 17 May 2017. Umtiti, who will complete a move from Olympique Lyonnais to FC Barcelona after the tournament, will partner Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny at the heart of France’s defence, according to French media. Germany now appeared to take control of the contest, and Muller was furious when the official didn't award his team a free-kick or a penalty for a perceived foul from Paul Pogba on Toni Kroos on the edge of the box. The city's stadium - the Stade Velodrome - has already hosted France once this tournament, with Les Bleus running out 2-0 victors over Albania in the group stages. Over in the Far East, FC Schalke 04's pre-season tour of China continues to excite the football-crazy locals, although the Royal Blues suffered defeat in their second friendly match of the trip. Germany's EURO 2016 hopes are hanging by a thread. You can decide for yourself who the better fans are... Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn admits that he'd rather this game be played on Sunday in Paris. On the other side of the pitch, Mesut Ozil had a volley blocked, and Lloris tipped Schweinsteiger's rebound over the bar. Go France!". Aaarrrgggghhhh. 2-0 pour la France car c'est beau de croire en ses rêves ^^ Hors ligne. A 2-0 defeat is very harsh on us. Sissoko bombs forward once more on the left-hand side and tries to find Giroud in the centre, but Höwedes is there to clear. https://t.co/TngB89L2PE. Payet strikes it... but he'll have to do a lot better to beat Neuer from that distance! France started the second half on fire, as Pogba picked out Giroud with a superb pass, only to watch his team-mate fire a shot right at Boateng. ", Manuel Neuer: "I thought we were the better team. ... Germany vs France live score and goal updates from the Euro 2016 … Speaking to UEFA.com, Müller explained that the team are well aware of the threat France will pose this evening: He may not have found his shooting boots in France just yet, but here's a reminder of what Müller can do: Thomas Müller scored for Germany against France in a friendly in Paris back in February 2013 and netted 20 goals in the league in 2015/16, but he has struggled at the tournament so far. They trail as the referee blows for the interval, but they have plenty of time to turn things around. Or that Germany are unbeaten in a tournament match against the hosts since they lost to England in 1966? But who is the 1. Germany under intense pressure in the opening stages at the Stade Velodrome, but they are defending well thus far. Tonight's match is the final hurdle for Germany as they seek a first appearance in a European Championship final since 2008. We've got all you need to know about the Schalke youngster here. It has been quite a journey for the 20-year-old. It's France versus Germany in the UEFA EURO 2016 semi-final. We're off in Marseille! Per AS English, the possession stats had changed significantly: Germany bossing possession: 65:35 20:25 - The Germany line-up in video format. 20:40 - Is Aubameyang supporting Germany tonight? Low's troops calmed down soon after and returned to their patient buildup approach. Find out more here. With Mats Hummels watching on because of a suspension, Shkodran Mustafi made his way onto the pitch instead. Today's front cover of French football daily L'Équipe has tapped into the bubbling sense of anticipation ahead of tonight's match. Les Bleus sont entrés dans l'histoire ce soir, en élimant l'Allemagne en demi-finale de l'Euro. He's been arguably Germany's best player at the tournament so far, and Jerome Boateng sounds like he's in the mood. Antoine Griezmann, who has enjoyed an outstanding tournament, almost grabs the opener after neat interplay with Blaise Matuidi, but Manuel Neuer is down quickly with a strong left hand to palm the ball to safety. But all in all, France's defence survived the onslaught rather easily. The second goal fell just seconds later, as Pogba took advantage of a huge defensive miscue to lob a cross into the box. The Juventus ace tries strikes the ball well enough, but Neuer is equal to it once more. #GERFRa #EURO2016. He doubled his tally after 72 minutes, booking a meeting with Portugal in the final on Sunday. dramatic penalty shoot-out against Italy in Bordeaux. Ancienne rédactrice/guide de FR-Minecraft #9 07/07/2016 22:47:13. Germany throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at France. Per Johnson, this aided France's bid to qualify for the final quite a bit: Boateng is done for #GER. He let Payet try his luck from France's last free-kick, but Paul Pogba wasn't letting anyone else have a go from Les Bleus' next set-piece. Great start to this game. Head right here to find out all! Payet and Pogba are standing over the ball around 30 metres from goal. The most impressive thing is that Germany have not conceded a goal from open play yet. Official UEFA EURO history. How about that? Les Français ne s'étaient plus imposés face à l'Allemagne en compétition … A poor back-pass from Matuidi gifted Muller possession with space to run, but he found himself alone against several defenders and couldn't trouble Lloris with a shot from distance. We're getting a bit excited. With two hours until kick-off, it is high time to get a bit of background on Marseille - host city for tonight's encounter. Here on SofaScore livescore you can find all France vs Germany previous results sorted by their H2H matches. The first semi-final was, of course, played in Lyon on Tuesday night and won 2-0 by a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal against Wales, with FC Bayern München's Renato Sanches also impressing. Both teams started with plenty of energy, resulting in a nervy opening. Superb from Pogba. France’s Paul Pogba celebrates reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals, after beating Iceland 5-2 at Stade de France. But Benedikt Höwedes recovers in time to make a sensational tackle and clear the ball for a corner, which comes to nothing. I can’t blame my players for their efforts, though. "This is why it is important that an experienced player like Bastian starts.". Come fan with us. Germany bowed out of UEFA EURO 2016 at the semi-final stage after a 2-0 defeat to tournament hosts France in Marseille on Thursday. With no Hummels tonight, Jerome Boateng will have to be extra watchful when marking France striker Olivier Giroud. Laurent Koscielny, who has been superb this evening, heads just over Manuel Neuer's crossbar. Defensively, the hosts started the match solidly, not giving Die Mannschaft any space to work with. Germany's champions are still extremely well represented at the EUROs... ...that it was on this day that Germany won the 1974 World Cup? As shared by Andrew Haslam of UEFA.com, Low thought his side were the better team: Low: "If you win 2-0 you deserve it. The disappointment may take a few days to subside, but Germany can look back on their achievements in France with a great deal of pride. Joshua Kimmich almost pulled a goal back for his side shortly after, hitting the upright with a stunning curling shot, and Draxler fired a free-kick just wide of the post. Germany once again took control of proceedings, and Deschamps responded by introducing Kante for Payet, adding some muscle to his midfield. Footendirect.com vous aide dans vos paris sportifs sur Allemagne France avec des pronostics, les meilleures cotes, les compos... Allemagne France Euro le 7 juillet 2016. Official UEFA EURO history. Then that finish from Griezy. AdrelaSs. Si l'Allemagne a continué de faire circuler le ballon en seconde période, son jeu de passes s'est enrayé et s'est vite révélé assez stérile. Who are Schalke playing on Matchday 1 of the new Bundesliga season? No chances to speak of as yet. As did the majority of fans inside the Stade Velodrome. Season-by-season guide to the UEFA European Football Championship including matches, standings and video highlights. Enterprise . voting for him as the cover star of EA Sports' FIFA '17, All the news and updates on your favourite club, Straight from the Bundesliga’s official editorial team. Germany and France supporters have been engaging in some friendly banter in Marseille this afternoon. Keep track of the scores and scorers in all of UEFA's club and national-team competitions. [Benedikt] Höwedes is a good player, but it’s not the same.". Neuer fails to clear and Antoine Griezmann prods the loose ball into the empty net. Payet couldn't trouble Neuer after a swift counter, and Draxler couldn't work a ball past Samuel Umtiti at the near post. The match turned on the penalty, as Germany had been the better side up until that point. The half ended on a controversial note, as referee Nicola Rizzoli awarded France a penalty after Schweinsteiger appeared to handle the box. They’re going to miss Hummels though. Well, he thought he was. 08.52 EDT. Anyway, Germany are on their way to the stadium as you can see in the tweet below. Thomas Müller leads the line with Julian Draxler expected to start on the left. On the other side of the pitch, Patrice Evra found Griezmann inside the box, but his shot hit the side netting. What's not to like? All the latest English Premier League , Serie A , La Liga , livescore cz and Champions League football scores, alongside cricket , tennis , basketball and hockey scores from LiveScore, the number one flash score service for sport. We heard earlier from Marcel Desailly, and now we can bring you the views of another Frenchman, one more well known to Bundesliga supporters: Bixente Lizarazu. We missed a couple of chances, but we were missing that little bit of luck tonight. Visited by more than five million people each year, Marseille sits on the Mediterranean Sea and enjoys glorious weather for most of the year. France lead. The number one destination for live scores for football, cricket, tennis, basketball, hockey and more. Germany's first chance came thanks to a smart pass from Can, who isolated Thomas Muller in a promising position. After a goalless 90 minutes against Luis Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande FC, Sidney Sam's miss from the spot mean Schalke were beaten 5-4 on penalties. Incroyable #scenes #fra. It's an all-Bundesliga back five for Germany as Manuel Neuer starts behind Joshua Kimmich, Benedikt Höwedes, Jerome Boateng and Jonas Hector. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. Here are five reasons why we think they can get past France tonight. Germany vs France, Euro 2016 semi-final live: Griezmann fires France to Euro 2016 final vs Portugal with brilliant double ... nearly scores. Sami Khedira is injured while Mats Hummels is suspended.