France v Republic of Ireland, 26 June 2016

Score2-1 to France
RefereeNicola Rizzoli
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
VenueStade des Lumieres, Lyon
Attendance56,279
Kick-off: 3.00pm local (2.00pm BST) Assistant referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy) Mauro Tonolini (Italy) Fourth official: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus) Additional assistant referees: Daniele Orsato (Italy) Antonio Damato (Italy) Reserve assistant referee: Vitali Maliutsin (Belarus) Man of the Match: Antoine Griezmann (France) Playing their first-ever game in the knock-out stages of a European Championship finals, Republic of Ireland got off to a dream start. After Shane Long was felled in the area during their first attack, Robbie Brady converted the penalty with only two minutes on the clock. It became the quickest-ever penalty scored in the history of the Euro finals. The last three goals that France had conceded in European Championship finals had now all come from the penalty spot. More importantly, the hosts were in danger of facing defeat for the first time in their last 16 games in major tournaments on French soil. The contest was developing in to an end to end affair in the heat of a summer Sunday afternoon in Lyon. The game took a dramatic about-turn in the space of five minutes mid-way through the second-half. Antoine Griezmann netted twice in the space of three minutes then, with the Atletico Madrid star bearing down on goal in search of his hat-trick, he was tripped on the edge of the box by defender Shane Duffy who was shown a red card. Although Ireland battled to the end, an equaliser proved to be too much for them as the earlier exertions took their toll. France had now qualified for the quarter-finals in five of the last six Euro finals but, due to yelow cards, would go in to their last eight clash without the services of N'Gole Kante and Adil Rami.

2  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

1  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Martin O'Neill

Goals:

Antoine Griezmann 58 G
Antoine Griezmann 61 G

Goals:

Robbie Brady penalty 2 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Adil Rami
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Dimitri Payet
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Olivier Giroud

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph
Defender Richard Keogh
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Robbie Brady
Defender/Midfielder Seamus Coleman (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Stephen Ward
Midfielder Jeff Hendrick
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder/Forward James McClean
Forward Shane Long
Forward Daryl Murphy

Substitutions:

Kingsley Coman for N'Golo Kanté 46
Andre-Pierre Gignac for Olivier Giroud 73
Moussa Sissoko for Kingsley Coman 90

Substitutions:

Jon Walters for Daryl Murphy 65
John O'Shea for James McClean 68
Wes Hoolahan for James McCarthy 71

Cards:

N'Golo Kanté 27 Y
Adil Rami 44 Y

Cards:

Seamus Coleman 25 Y
Jeff Hendrick 41 Y
Shane Duffy 66 R
Shane Long 72 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Benoit Costil
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Lucas Digne
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Andre-Pierre Gignac
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder/Forward Kingsley Coman
Forward Anthony Martial

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Goalkeeper Kieren Westwood
Defender Cyrus Christie
Defender John O'Shea
Defender/Midfielder Ciaran Clark
Defender/Midfielder David Meyler
Midfielder Wes Hoolahan
Midfielder Aiden McGeady
Midfielder Stephen Quinn
Midfielder Glenn Whelan
Midfielder/Forward Jon Walters
Forward Robbie Keane