DIMITRI Payet’s stunning 25 metre strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start at Euro 2016 on Friday as they beat Romania 2-1.


France kicked off their campaign with a win despite not playing particularly well. Arsenal man Olivier Giroud opened the scoring, though it didn’t stop fans berating Deschamps decision to leave him out, before Romania leveled. The stage was set for a hero to step up. Enter Payet who delivered a very early candidate for goal of the tournament. Next for the Les Bleus is minnow Albania on Wednesday evening.