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Kaboul shifts momentum France's way

Published: Saturday 11 October 2008, 0.02CET
Germany 1-1 France
France will take most comfort from a draw in Magdeburg after Younes Kaboul's 23rd-minute header cancelled out Ashkan Dejagah's earlier effort.
by Victoria Schneider
Kaboul shifts momentum France's way
Younes Kaboul (left) scored France's equalising goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

GermanyFrance

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Published: Saturday 11 October 2008, 0.02CET

Kaboul shifts momentum France's way

Germany 1-1 France
France will take most comfort from a draw in Magdeburg after Younes Kaboul's 23rd-minute header cancelled out Ashkan Dejagah's earlier effort.

France will take most comfort from a 1-1 draw against Germany in Magdeburg after Younes Kaboul's 23rd-minute strike cancelled out Ashkan Dejagah's earlier effort in the first leg of this play-off for a place in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Dejagah strikes
Dejagah put Germany in front on 14 minutes but the lead was short-lived with Kaboul replying soon after to set up an intriguing second leg in Metz next Wednesday. Dieter Eilts's side appeared nervous from the outset yet the mood at the Ernst-Grube Stadion soon improved as the hosts began to create chances. Aaron Hunt spurned an opening on ten minutes, Sami Khedira also came close before Dejagah made the breakthrough with a deflected left-foot shot from the edge of the area.

Kaboul hits back
France equalised nine minutes later following a mistake by Manuel Neuer who was back in the team following injury. The goalkeeper misjudged a corner, allowing Kaboul to head in and bring France level. Germany started to lose their grip on proceedings following the goal and struggled to apply meaningful pressure. There was little home improvement after the interval either, as France continued to look dangerous on the break. Mesut Özil had the best opportunity for Germany at the mid-point of the second half but failed to hit the target with a shot from 12 metres, so the momentum passed to France for Wednesday's second leg.

Eilts upeat
Though disappointed with the result, Germany coach Eilts insisted his side were not out of the tie. "We were well in control of the game and played well until they scored," he said. "After the equaliser we lost our rhythm and not much else worked for us. With a 1-1 draw it's certainly not all over and I'm still convinced we will qualify for the European Championship."

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.24CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

France

France

1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
1
RiouRémy Riou (GK)
2
BeckAndreas Beck
3
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
29
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
5
BellaidHabib Bellaid
38
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
4
KaboulYounès Kaboul
Goal23
3
BoenischSebastian Boenisch
2
DaboMouhamadou Dabo (C)
22
KruskaMarc-André Kruska (C)
6
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
28
KhediraSami Khedira
Yellow Card33
7
CoutadeurMathieu Coutadeur
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
8
SissokoMoussa Sissoko
Yellow Card90+3
33
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution60
11
MounierAnthony Mounier
Substitution76
9
DejagahAshkan Dejagah
Goal14
10
RémyLoïc Rémy
Substitution90+2
14
HuntAaron Hunt
Substitution83
9
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution85

Substitutes

21
SippelTobias Sippel (GK)
16
CostilBenoît Costil (GK)
36
BungertNiko Bungert
14
DigardDidier Digard
39
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution60
15
NimaniFrédéric Nimani
Substitution85
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
18
Monnet-PaquetKévin Monnet-Paquet
Substitution76
19
PolanskiEugen Polanski
12
DanzéRomain Danzé
Substitution90+2
23
HalfarDaniel Halfar
17
QuerciaJulien Quercia
37
SchindlerKevin Schindler
Substitution83
13
BenalouaneYohan Benalouane

Coach

Dieter Eilts (GER) Erick Mombaerts (FRA)

Referee

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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