Kante Helps France Reach Euro 2016 Final
- The French beat reigning World Champions Germany 2-0 in Marseille
- Antoine Griezmann scored either side of half time to ensure the host nation advanced
- Kanté and France will now face Portugal in Sunday’s final
N’Golo Kanté helped guide France to a spot in the final of the 2016 European Championships courtesy of a famous 2-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday night.
The midfielder was the only Leicester City player left in the tournament following an exit for Andy King’s Wales on Tuesday, and started from the bench as the Euro 2016 host nation took on the world champions.
It was a first half dominated by Germany in possession terms, but a handball in the box on the stroke of half time gifted Antoine Griezmann the chance to give France a lead from the penalty spot.
The Atletico Madrid man took that opportunity gratefully, before France stepped it up a gear again in the second half and eventually called for Kanté from the bench in the 71st minute as he replaced West Ham’s Dimitri Payet.
Indeed it was just a minute later that Griezmann added his and France’s second goal of the game to give the host nation what would be an unassailable lead.
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