Euro 2016: France vs Germany… Live!
Good evening brothers and sisters, and welcome to our live blog for the second Euro 2016 semi-final, between France and Germany. It’s difficult not to think back to 1982 and Seville when considering this match, when a dramatic evening in a World Cup semi-final between these two nations that saw four goals in extra-time, one of the most controversial fouls in the histor of the game, and eventually a penalty shoot-out win for West Germany after a match that had ended as a thrilling three-all draw. We can only hope for such excitement again this evening.
Germany have been excellent in this tournament so far. They’re haven’t conceded a goal from open play yet, and may well have been psychologically boosted by beating Italy after an extraordinary penalty shoot-out last Saturday night. France, meanwhile, have been slowly building up through the gears as the tournament has worn on. Their wins in the last two rounds confirmed them as the top scorers, but they have had moments of defensive brittleness and it may be this that Germany will seek to exploit tonight. Germany may be in ominous form, but France have won the last two tournaments that they’ve hosted. But what will happen this evening? Stay tuned to find out.
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