Griezmann brace takes France into last 8

Griezmann brace takes France into last 8

France are through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after coming from behind to register a 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland in Sunday’s last-16 clash at Lyon’s Stade des Lumieres.

Ireland got off to the best possible start against the tournament hosts when Paul Pogba’s foul in the box in the second minute led to a penalty being awarded, which Robbie Brady duly converted.

In the second half, France came on strong scoring twice through Atletico Madrid man Antoine Griezmann in the 59th and 61st minute respectively.

Ireland’s life was made more difficult when Duffy received a straight red card in the 66th minute

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