Euro 2016: What tennis stars said about France vs Germany semis

Jul 08, 2016, 19:28 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The Euro 2016 France vs Germany semi-final was a high-octane match that saw the hosts win 2-0 to reach the final. And even tennis stars from both countries got involved in the game through emotional tweets.

Antoine Griezmann fired France into the lead in the second minute of the first-half stoppage time after Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger was penalised for a handball inside the box.

Well, Germany's tennis legend Boris Becker didn't agree with decision to award a penalty and questioned Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli.

By the end of the match, though, he had made peace and accepted Germany's defeat gracefully.

Germany's women's singles player Sabine Lisicki echoed Becker's angst about the penalty and questioned it's validity.

Her friend and French singles player Kristina Mladenovic, however, was there to 'correct' her.

Lisicki then went witty with her tweet questioning the positioning of the hand of France's Puyet.

World No 12 and French star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga tweeted, "Go France."

Kristina, meanwhile, was going on and on about France's hero 'Greizmann'.

After the match she tagged Sabine with a sweet message.

French star Alize Cornet described her emotions in one word.

Of course, German Angelique Kerber was too busy looking forward to her Wimbledon final against Serena Williams.

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