Wednesday February 6, 2013 Friendlies Finished Stade de France

France 1 - 2 Germany

  • Valbuena 44’
  • Müller 51’
  • Khedira 74’

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  1. World Football - Germany net long overdue win against France

    World Football - Germany net long overdue win against France

    Germany recorded their first win over France since 1987, winning 2-1 at the Stade de France in an international friendly. More

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    Time:90'
    • France
    • Germany
    • Cabaye shoots on goal but it’s another great block, this time from Mertesacker! Last gasp drama here. But the referee blows the final whistle to end an entertaining match. FULL TIME: France 1-2 Germany.
    • 90+3' Lovely flick from Ribery and Benzema is so nearly in! Great touch from Hummels.
    • 90+2' Ozil shoots at goal but it’s well wide. Time almost up.
    • 90+1' Ozil almost plays in Schurrle but it’s a brilliant last gasp tackle from Cabaye.
    • 90' We have three added minutes here.
    • 89' Germany sub: Bender on for Mueller.
    • 88' Ribery gets away from Lahm and blasts his shot at Adler. The ball comes back to Benzema who puts it in but Cabaye is well offside. Great save, Ribery ought to have scored.
    • 87' Benzema springs forward but Menez loses the ball with his first touch. Time against France now. Giroud caught offside.
    • 86' France sub: Menez on for Valbuena.
    • 85' Germany able to keep the ball and string 20 passes together. Ozil plays in Mueller but his shot is blocked for a goal kick.
    • 84' Nice interplay between Ozil and Schurrle and the latter’s shot is saved by Lloris.
    • 83' Deschamps preparing to roll the dice again. Menez warming up.
    • 82' Lloris comes and flaps and Howedes smashes the ball into the net. The France keeper was fouled though.
    • 81' Howedes strides forward and wins another corner for Germany. A third would surely kill it now.
    • 80' France sub: Giroud on for Sissoko.
    • 79' Another great run and cross from Ribery but Hummels clears.
    • 78' Valbuena trying to get something going for France but the German defense remains resolute.
    • 77' Ozil’s corner easily dealt with Lloris. He’s had a good game despite conceding twice.
    • 76' Ozil streams forward and Howedes can’t quite finish off the move. Lahm wins a corner.
    • 75' Germany looking in the mood now. Schurrle tackled in the box. France still chasing the game.
    • 74' Olivier Giroud is warming up for France. They need something once more.
    • 73' GOAL GERMANY! Cracking ball from Ozil cuts the French defence to ribbons and Khedira slips it past Lloris with the outside of his boot. Made in Madrid!
    • 72' Ribery full of running tonight. He cuts back to Benzema but his shot is blocked. France go close again!
    • 71' Great turn from Ribery to skip past Hummels and he goes for goal but it’s straight at Adler.
    • 70' Schurrle slides it across the box to Mueller but his shot lacks power and it’s easy for Lloris.
    • 69' Mueller chopped down by Evra but no yellow card shown.
    • 68' Germany sub: Schurrle on for Podolski.
    • 67' Benzema gets to the byline and crosses straight into the path of Ribery who puts his shot just wide. Great chance.
    • 66' Schurrle getting ready to come on for Germany.
    • 65' Valbuena having a very lively game. The Marseille fan just fails to put away Evra down the left.
    • 63' Space for Valbuena. He exchanges passes with Benzema on the edge of the box before curling his effort just wide of the top corner. Good play.
    • 62' Ribery looking by far the most dangerous man on the pitch at the moment ad France look for a second. The home side dominating possession at the moment. Lahm’s cross out for a goal kick.
    • 61' Dangerous whipped cross from Evra and Benzema is a whisker away from nipping in ahead of Adler. Any contact would have done. Close.
    • 60' Teasing run from Ribery but Hummels is in with a strong tackle to deny Valbuena.
    • 59' Ribery finds Benzema on the right edge of the box but his shot flies well over the bar.
    • 58' France losing possession too easily in the midfield at the moment.
    • 57' Ribery’s ball has too much on it for Sagna and it runs out for a Germany throw.
    • 56' Germany sub: Kroos on for Gomez.
    • 55' Ribery goes for goal but his shot is blocked. Benzema flagged offside.
    • 54' France looking for an equaliser through the Ribery outlet but good defending from Lahm to dispossess his Madrid team-mate.
    • 53' Great ball from Howedes but Lloris out well to deny Mueller a second. Corner.
    • 52' All of a sudden, France are on the back foot again. Alarm bells ringing now.
    • 51' Careless from Capoue who has only been on for five minutes. France with it all to do again.
    • 50' GOAL GERMANY! The ball is given away by substitute Capoue and Gundogan plays in Mueller who slots it past Lloris.
    • 49' Patient Germany build-up but France break through Ribery. Valbuena wins a corner.
    • 48' Evra finds Sissoko but his cross is headed clear by the German defence.
    • 47' Germany, slightly unfortunate to be behind, break quickly but Mueller’s pass fails to find Gomez.
    • 46' Rami straight into the action and his pass finds Ribery and he wins a corner.
    • 45' France sub: Capoue on for Matuidi, Rami on for Koscielny.
    • 45' Welcome back to the Stade de France. We’re underway again here as France lead 1-0.
    • 45' A perfect time for France to score! HALF TIME: France 1-0 Germany
    • 43' GOAL FRANCE! Benzema hits the bar with a cracking free kick and Valbuena follows up to nod the ball past Adler.
    • 42' Sagna has looked bright down the right wing tonight. Khedira brings down Matuidi. Dangerous free kick now.
    • 41' Ribery looking to play in Benzema but he’s offside. Ozil nearly plays in Gomez at the other end but he can’t collect the pass.
    • 40' Ribery bursts forward again but the German defence is well organised. Sagna’s cross cleared by Hummels.
    • 39' Cabaye swings it in but Ribery is penalised for a foul on Ozil. Free kick to Germany.
    • 38' Gomez just fails to play in Mueller. Well read by Sakho. France break and Sagna wins a corner.
    • 37' Valbuena’s cross straight into Khedira and back come Germany. Podolski wanted an earlier ball forward.
    • 36' France lacking a cutting edge in attack at the moment. The goals in qualifying have been very much shared around.
    • 34' More good build-up play from Germany and Valbuena is at full stretch to break up the final pass
    • 33' Another good cross from Ozil and Sakho is called upon to head clear again.
    • 32' Dangerous cross from Mueller again and Sakho stretches to put it out for a throw.
    • 31' A surprise it’s still goalless here with both sides now with good chances. France win a free kick on the half way line.
    • 30' Ozil swings in the corner but it’s out for a France goal kick.
    • 29' More great interplay between Benzema and Ribery but Germany break through Ozil and Sagna clears for a corner. Breathless stuff.
    • 28' Dangerous cross from Sagna cleared by Mertesacker. Sissoko wins a corner.
    • 27' Valbuena finds Benzema through the middle with a glorious pass but he blasts his shot straight at Adler. Great save.
    • 26' Ribery storms down the wing and the ball eventually breaks to Valbuena who skies it over the bar. Ribery really showed his pace there, skinning Mertesacker.
    • 25' Germany have edged the opening to this match, France struggling to create as many chances.
    • 24' Wicked cross from Podolski and the shot from Howedes is totally miscued out for a goal kick.
    • 23' Foul by Cabaye on Khedira. Free kick to Germany.
    • 22' Great chance of a France break but Ribery’s ball finds Benzema in an offside position.
    • 21' Ozil takes the corner but Mertesacker’s header is tipped onto the bar and over by Lloris!
    • 20' Germany again on the attack but Sakho clears under pressure from Khedira.
    • 19' Good ball from Ribery to Sissoko but he can’t quite get behind Howedes.
    • 18' A good spell for Manchester United has won Patrice Evra his place back from Gael Clichy as space opens up for Gomez and he shoots wide. He turned Cabaye well there.
    • 17' Ribery again loses the ball, as does Sissoko but the home side eventually win it back. Scrappy little period.
    • 16' Ribery keeps the ball in well but Mueller wins it back and counters. He picks out Ozil on the right hand side and he blazes over. Opportunity gone.
    • 15' There are some questions remaining over the Germany defense after they conceded four goals in the last 28 minutes to Sweden in their last World Cup qualifier to draw 4-4.
    • 14' Valbuena’s pass deflected behind for a corner to France. Easily cleared.
    • 13' Podolski beats Sagna down the left and gets a good cross away but Lloris plucks it out of the sky one handed.
    • 12' A lot of pace about this young France side tonight. Joachim Loewe’s side much more experienced. Strong challenge from Howedes on Valbuena wins a throw.
    • 11' Only eight players on the Germany bench tonight with five players pulling out late on with apparent injuries but you wonder how much of that is club pressure. A poor cross from Howedes goes out for a France goal kick.
    • 10' Foul by Gomez on Cabaye. Free kick to France. Sissoko almost picks out Benzema but he’s just offside, Germany playing a high defensive line.
    • 9' Lloris back in form having had a good run between the sticks for Spurs. And that was a vital save early on. Remember, this would be a first win for Germany over France in almost 26 years.
    • 8' Lahm’s pass is intercepted by Matuidi but the German defence recovers.
    • 7' If the rest of the match is like this then we’re in for a real treat. End to end stuff!
    • 6' Germany stream forward and it’s a great chance for Ozil clear on goal from Mueller’s pass but it’s a fabulous save from Lloris who comes forward to save with his outstretched left foot.
    • 5' Adler rushed into a clearance, Valbuena nearly able to embarrass the keeper. Evra’s cross nearly finds Benzema. Two close chances for France and there was contact between Hummels and Benzema.
    • 4' Sissoko is adjudged offside this time. Lively start to this match.
    • 3' Podolski plays it across the box but the challenge comes in before Gomez can get off a long range effort. Great run and cross from Sagna and it’s a good chance but Sissoko fluffs his shot.
    • 2' Mueller tries to pick out Ozil with his cross but it’s a little too high.
    • 1' An early niggle on Koscielny but he rides the challenge and shakes it off. France starting the match strongly.
    • 1' Off we go here in the Stade de France after the players mark their respects for the Elysee treaty.
    • 19:55 FRANCE: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Sakho, Evra, Matuidi, Valbuena, Cabaye, Sissoko, Ribery, Benzema - Subs - Landreau, Clichy, Debuch, Menez, Mandanda, Giroud, Capoue, Rami, Yanga-Mbiwa /// GERMANY: Adler, Lahm, Mertesacker, Hummels, Howedes, Gundogan, Ozil, Khedira, Mueller, Podolski, Gomez - Subs - Westermann, Neuer, Bender, Boateng, Kroos, Bender, Schurrle, Draxler
    • 19:50 Hello and welcome to live text commentary as France welcome Germany to the Stade de France in an international friendly.
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