And the second half began in an almost identical fashion with a great chance for Stancu to put the visitors ahead. But the forward missed with an ambitious half-volley and the packed stadium heaved a sigh of relief. That relief turned into joy as Giroud finally found a way to head into the net from a Dimitri Payet cross in the 57 minute. But in the 65th minute, the visitors were gifted a penalty by Patrice Evra which was duly converted by Stancu
Cracking goal to seal the game
France looked lethargic after the equalizer and needed a touch of magic to get back ahead. And that was duly provided by Payet in the dying minutes of regular time. A brilliant left-footer from the West Ham midfielder thundered into the top corner from 20 yards. It was enough for the hosts to close out the game and pick up maximum points.
FRANCE vs ROMANIA - Player of the day
With an assist and a sensational goal, Payet won the game for France almost single handedly. Whenever he had the ball, it looked like something would happen. Without a doubt, Payet is the player of the day!