France have qualified for the knockout rounds of the European Championships after beating a stubborn and impressive Albanian side last night.
The Albanians are on the brink of elimination after suffering back to back defeats in the competition. The Les Bleus stars won their opening game thanks to a late winner by Payet. This time around, Griezmann showed up late to put France in control.
Deschamps’ men failed to create many clear cut opportunities mainly because Albania defended brilliantly all game. A few good chances fell to Arsenal’s 1.92m striker Olivier Giroud but he failed to find the net with his headers.
In came 1.75m Griezmann in the 68th minute and broke Albania’s resistance withe a headed goal in the 90th minute.
In the final minute of injury time, West Ham superstar Payet scored his second goal of the tournament to seal the victory for the French side.
The hosts are one of the favorites to win the coveted prize, however, they have not performed well enough. They must step up big time to challenge the big teams in the competition.
The highlights of the game are provided below.