A brace from Antoine Griezmann toppled the world champions in the raucous city of Marseille as France triumphantly sealed their place in the Euro 2016 final.
Germany 0-2 France
Despite a first-half which heavily favoured the Germans, Antoine Griezmann's late penalty - awarded after a Schweinsteiger handball - put the tournament hosts in front going into the interval.
And in the midst a more competitive second half, he'd slot France's second under Neuer after he palmed away Pogba's cross, with Les Bleus holding strong to see it out and spark euphoria in the country.
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Paul Pogba surged through the middle of the park to start a move which saw the hosts carve up their opposition, ending with Griezmann running towards the right and finding space to slot a shot towards the right corner, although Neuer would spring in that direction in time to keep it out.
Joachim Low's men were well aware that they had themselves confined in the lions den, and held a long spell of possession to calm the flames. It would eventually translate completely in their favour, grasping a dominant stronghold on the game with Özil calling the shots on attack.
France's openings in the game were few and far between, and when they originated from free-kicks, Neuer had a comfortable night. Payet and Pogba decided to try their luck from range, but both attempts were easily caught and stopped by Neuer. At the other end, a crucial piece of defensive work by Umtiti denied the opposition of an attempt from point-blank range.
Perhaps the most significant of the sparse chances for Les Bleus was denied by Höwedes. Giroud beat Boateng in the air to break through on goal, but the defender caught up with him to swipe the ball away at the right time and keep Neuer's goal unphased. That wasn't too long after Griezmann struck the side netting with an ambitious effort.
Just as it appeared that France would go into the half-time break on top but without the goal, they were stifled when a penalty was awarded in stoppage time. Bastian Schweinsteiger was booked for handball as his outstretched arm got in the way after a duel, leaving Antoine Griezmann to put France up with the last kick of the half. As Neuer went the other way, he struck it to the left and put his nation 45 minutes away from the Euro final.
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At around the hour mark, Jérôme Boateng went down with an apparent hamstring injury leaving Germany with an uphill climb. Mustafi replaced him, but following the substitution the belief was zapped out of the team, and France looked to pounce. And after 10 minutes or so, they did, with the leading goalscorer breaking ahead from the pack.
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One of Leroy Sane's first touches was almost a goal, but other than that and a Höwedes header that fizzed over the bar, Germany were unable to find a route back into the game. At each turn, they were outmatched and outworked by France, and when they did get near to goal, Lloris was there as he tipped away Kimmich's powerful header. Griezmann almost broke through late on, but through the stoppages it became a waiting game for the sound of Rizzoli's whistle - and after 94 minutes of football, it came. France went through to the Euro 2016 final, were Portugal stand between them and a triumphant victory.
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