Skip to main content


  • Euro 2016 Hugo Lloris France Romania
Subscribe to newsfeed 

Euro 2016 - late win for Hugo's France

Posted on 10 June 2016  - 22:30

The wait was finally over for Hugo Lloris and France - and they were left to celebrate a late, late win against Romania in their Euro 2016 opener on Friday night.

Hugo celebratesHugo gets down to block from StancuA view of Hugo's save from behind the goal

Six years after being awarded the tournament, Hugo proudly led his country out at the Stade de France in the opening fixture - and was then forced into a stunning save within five minutes.

Romania swung in a corner that was met at the far post by Bogdan Stancu but Hugo got across his goal to block on the line.

France took the lead in the second half through Olivier Giroud, Romania levelled from the penalty spot on 65 minutes but Dimitri Payet hit a wonder strike to win it in the last minute.

Les Bleus face Albania next in Marseille on Wednesday (8pm UK).