France scored two fantastic goals courtesy of Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet to claim a 2-1 win against a resolute Romanian side in the opening match of the Euro 2016 on Friday night.
Romania had the first real chance of the opening match as early as the 4th minute as Mihai Pintilii missed a big chance from point-blank range as he struck the ball low towards the middle of the goal.
Pintilii’s promising effort following the corner kick was, to his disappointment, thwarted by Hugo Lloris with a fabulous save. Romania forced their opponent to concede a corner.
Dimitri Payet’s 11th minute beautiful cross was not well directed towards target from close by Olivier Giroud while Antoine Griezmann blew an opportunity from close range for the French as he headed a rebound only to the right post three minutes later.
France grabbed their first goal in the 57th minute as Dimitri Payet produced a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Olivier Giroud rose high to head the ball into the left side of the goal and beyond the goalkeeper.
Romania however equalised via penalty through Bogdan Stancu to make it 1-1 in the 65th minute. Dimitri Payet then ensured Les Blues won the game with a lovely left-footed curler with a minute to go.