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Germany earn comeback win against France

Published: Wednesday 6 February 2013, 23.13CET
France 1-2 Germany 
Trailing at the break, Joachim Löw's side staged a spirited second-half comeback courtesy of goals from Thomas Müller and Sami Khedira.
by Christian Châtelet
Germany earn comeback win against France
Sami Khedira steers the ball beyond France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ©Bongarts
Published: Wednesday 6 February 2013, 23.13CET

Germany earn comeback win against France

France 1-2 Germany 
Trailing at the break, Joachim Löw's side staged a spirited second-half comeback courtesy of goals from Thomas Müller and Sami Khedira.

Thomas Müller and Sami Khedira scored second-half goals as Germany came from behind to post a 2-1 victory against France in Paris. 

A 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group I draw with Spain, followed by a 2-1 friendly success in Italy, had given Didier Deschamps' side reason to believe they could claim another positive result. Mathieu Valbuena instilled further confidence with a 41st-minute opener, before Müller (51) and Khedira (74) turned the game on its head. 

On the back foot for long stretches, it was the visitors who nonetheless showed early promise, as Mesut Özil stung the fingertips of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. FC Bayern München winger Franck Ribéry sparked Les Bleus into life with a series of mazy runs and Germany's resolve was broken when Valbuena nodded in after Karim Benzema's free-kick had come back off the bar.

Joy turned to despair six minutes after the restart, however, as substitute Étienne Capoue conceded possession to İlkay Gündoğan and Müller steered in the finish. The home team wrested back the initiative, before being hit with a sucker punch as Real Madrid CF schemers Khedira and Özil combined with the latter slipping the ball past Lloris. France's response was immediate but Joachim Löw's side weathered the storm to earn a first victory over Les Bleus since 1987. 

Last updated: 07/02/13 9.59CET

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Lineups

France

France

Germany

Germany

1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK) (C)
1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
2
SagnaBacary Sagna
2
LahmPhilipp Lahm (C)
3
SakhoMamadou Sakho
3
HummelsMats Hummels
4
KoscielnyLaurent Koscielny
Substitution46
4
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
5
EvraPatrice Evra
5
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
6
CabayeYohan Cabaye
6
ÖzilMesut Özil
7
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Substitution46
7
KhediraSami Khedira
Goal74
8
SissokoMoussa Sissoko
Substitution80
8
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Goal51
Substitution89
9
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Goal44
Substitution86
9
Gündoğanİlkay Gündoğan
10
RibéryFranck Ribéry
10
GomezMario Gomez
Substitution57
11
BenzemaKarim Benzema
11
PodolskiLukas Podolski
Substitution68

Substitutes

12
RamiAdil Rami
Substitution46
12
KroosToni Kroos
Substitution57
13
CapoueÉtienne Capoue
Substitution46
13
SchürrleAndré Schürrle
Substitution68
14
GiroudOlivier Giroud
Substitution80
14
BenderLars Bender
Substitution89
15
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution86

Coach

Didier Deschamps (FRA) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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