Euro 2016: France 5-2 Iceland - Player Ratings
France came out 5-2 winners against so-far inspirational Iceland in the last quarter-final of the UEFA Euro 2016. Les Blues have earned the chance to face Germany now in the semi-final of the tournament, who defeated Italy in a penalty shoot-out last night.
While Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scored two goals, Antoine Griezmann, Dimitri Payet and Paul Pogba scored one goal each to hand the hosts a convincing victory. Here we'll take a look at how all the players, along with the goalscorers, fared in the match.
Hugo Lloris – 6/10
The Tottenham shot-stopper made a couple of good saves but other than that didn't do much.
Bacary Sagna – 6.5/10
The right-back had a decent outing and did well going up the pitch.
Laurent Koscielny – 6.5/10
Koscielny marshalled his troops well and held on to deny Iceland an early chance.
Samuel Umtiti – 6.5/10
The youngster partnered up well with the Arsenal centre-back and had a satisfactory debut.
Patrice Evra – 6.5/10
The former Manchester United fullback did well going forward and was good in the air as well.
Moussa Sissoko – 6.5/10
The Newcastle player provided some much needed energy to the French midfield but missed a couple of chances.
Dimitri Payet – 7.5/10
The West Ham playmaker had a brilliant night, creating all kinds of problems for the Iceland defence. He scored as well in the first half to give France the much-needed breathing space in such a crunch match.
Blaise Matuidi – 7/10
Matuidi was his usual self in the midfield, making some crunching tackles and playing some delightful passes. His brilliant ball led to the opener for France which was scored by giroud.
Paul Pogba – 7.5/10
The Juventus midfielder's passing range was there for everyone to see and admire. He rose high to score the second goal for his team from a header and was defensively sound in the match.
Antoine Griezmann – 8/10
The forward was probably France's best player on the field. He has upped the ante in the knockouts and wreaked havoc in Iceland's final third. He score the fourth goal for France and provided a couple of assists as well.
Olivier Giroud – 8/10
The Arsenal forward had a good outing, scoring two goals. The first one was scored in the 12th minute of the match, while the second was scored in the 59th minute.
Elaquim Mangala – N/A
Mangala came on for Koscielny in the 72nd minute of the match and didn't have much to do.
Kingsley Coman – N/A
Coman came in the 80th minute for Payet.
Andre-Pierre Gignac – 6/10
Gignac came on for Giroud and saw a couple of shots being saved.