The 25-year-old Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann became the highest scorer at a single European Championships since Michel Platini scored nine for Les Bleus in 1984.
France won the tournament on home soil that year and, having also lifted the 1998 World Cup in Paris, the omens are all pointing towards another domestic triumph against Portugal at the Stade de France on Sunday.
Griezmann's first came via a controversially-awarded penalty in first-half added time but there was no debate about his second - and sixth of the tournament - 18 minutes from the end.
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It was the first time any host nation had prevailed over the Germans in tournament football since England at the 1966 World Cup as France registered their first victory over their fellow European heavyweights since 1958.
The game was a tale of clinical finishing triumphing over territorial advantage as Germany bossed play for the majority of the game but struggled to create anything in the way of clear-cut chances.