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Euro 2016 - Hugo and France breeze into last four

Posted on 3 July 2016  - 21:59

Hugo Lloris captained France to an emphatic 5-2 victory over Iceland at Euro 2016 on Sunday night (July 3).

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Our charismatic goalkeeper remained ever-present between the sticks for Didier Deschamps’ side as they booked a semi-final date with Germany on Thursday night in Marseille.

Hugo’s highlight against Iceland was undoubtedly a stunning reaction save to keep out Sverrir Ingi Ingason’s point-blank range header on 63 minutes, shortly after Olivier Giroud had put the host nation 5-1 in front at the Stade de France.

Giroud, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann had France 4-0 up and cruising by half-time before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson slipped the ball past Hugo at his near post following a low ball in from the right from ex-Spur Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Giroud then doubled his tally, with Birkir Bjarnason netting a consolation for Iceland six minutes before the end, making it the highest-scoring game of the tournament so far. With the result, France also became the first team to score five goals in one match at the finals.