The hosts France played the World Champions Germany at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, the game was really exiting from the start and the French team opened like a bottle of champagne , asking several questions of the German defense. Germany dominated the entire half before a shock penalty decision gave France an unlikely lead. Griezmann doubled the French lead in the second half to send the hosts into the final. Here are the 5 things we learnt as France beat Germany
1) Germany faded away
After an initial spell of dominance from France, Germany had total control over the first half. They created several chances and forced Lloris to make a few saves. A poor judgement from captain Bastian Schweinsteiger gave Antoine Griezmann to step up from the spot and the Atletico Madrid striker made no mistakes. Germany looked shocked after that goal and never really recovered. They started the second half nervously and never looked like scoring
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