France 2-1 Romania : Best Twitter reactions

Published 06/10/2016, 5:54 PM EDT

France defeated Romania 2-1 in the opening game of UEFA Euro 2016 at the Stade de France on Friday night . The hosts had to withstand lots of early pressure from the Romanian team but came out on top in the first half by creating better goal-scoring chances than Romania. Olivier Giroud missed a few chances, the most significant being the one hitting the crossbar just at the 45 minute mark.


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Twelve minutes into the Second half, Olivier Giroud finally scored to put France one goal to the good. But eight minutes later after the first goal, Romania’s Bogdan Stancu scored from the spot-kick to level the score. The game was headed for a draw but Dimitri Payet’s wonder strike in the 89th minute gave France the crucial lead and all important three points. Payet was certainly the top performer of the game and clearly a player to watch out for as the tournament moves along.

Here are the best Twitter reactions from the first game.


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Olivier Giroud Completed Passes for #FRA

1st minute (kick-off)

27th minute

That's it!

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 10, 2016

Giroud's so frustrating.
Good player & always gives 100% – just not quick enough to be a world class striker. #FRAROU #Euros2016

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 10, 2016

'Giroud is so average'
'Giroud has lost it'
'What does Giroud actually do?'
Giroud scores!
Repeat to fade#FRA #ROM

— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) June 10, 2016

*Everyone begins to delete past tweets about Giroud*

— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) June 10, 2016

770,373 – Number of people deleting their tweet saying Olivier Giroud is absolutely useless. Opener.

— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) June 10, 2016

Personally I'd always have Giroud in ahead of Martial. 🙄

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 10, 2016

Never doubted him. #giroud

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 10, 2016

Payet is on🔥🔥🔥 #EURO2016 #FRAROU

— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 10, 2016

It begins. 🙏 #FRA #Euro2016

— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 10, 2016

"That strike! Oh my gosh. I forgot I was on air!"@ThierryHenry stood to applaud Payet's winner.#EURO2016 #FRAROU

— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) June 10, 2016

8 – Dimitri Payet created a match-high eight goalscoring chances for #FRA as well as scoring a goal & assisting another. Magician. #Euro2016

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 10, 2016

Take a bow, Payet! Fabulous skills.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 10, 2016

Girrroooooouuuuuuuuuuud et ouiiiiiiiiiii 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

— Djibril Cisse (@DjibrilCisse) June 10, 2016

29-year-old Dimitri Payet scored his first #FRA goal just 369 days ago.

You can see why he’s emotional. 👊#Euro2016

— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 10, 2016

Thierry Henry: "Dimitri Payet bailed us out tonight."

— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 10, 2016

Payet just let people know he is a game changer on the big stage….wonder strike! #euro2016

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 10, 2016

If someone said I had to kill either Dimitri Payet or my parents, my biggest worry would be where to hide my Mum's body

— Fake Carlton (@_CarltonCole9) June 10, 2016

Dimitri Payet is the @carlsberg man of the match 👏#EURO2016 #FRAROU

— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 10, 2016

What a goal by Payet. It just kept rising and rising and rising and rising and rising and rising and rising and then it hit the top corner.

— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) June 10, 2016

Fantastic goal by @dimpayet17 to be fair he's been doing it all season! Great way to "kick off" #EURO2016 @UEFAEURO

— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) June 10, 2016


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Manmohan Rajpal

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Engineering Student at NSIT. Huge Football Fanatic and a Die-Hard Madridista.