France and Republic of Ireland faced off in a group 16 tie , a fixture which has painful memories for the Irish fans going back to Thierry Henry’s controversial hand ball which saw France qualify for the 2010 World Cup at the expense of Ireland. The game started in a dramatic fashion with Ireland taking a shock early lead before Antoine Griezmann turned the tie around himself with two quickfire goals in the second half. Here are 5 things we learned from France Ireland
1 France got out of Jail
Robbie Brady scored the fastest goal of Euro 2016 slotting home from the spot after Paul Pogba had given away a penalty for a reckless challenge. Ireland looked full of confidence early on and the goal shocked the crowd. They frustrated the French for most of the first half and France will consider themselves really lucky to have scored two quickfire goals which saw them through.