scene of the game: 19 minutes into the game as Leroy Sané supply to a counterattack on the opponent’s goal. The attacker of Manchester City have had the highest Tempo, only Raphael Varane, but the respect for the Real Madrid defender seemed to big. Instead of his great strength the play-against-One, he tried to use Timo Werner. His Pass was too long and was defused by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. It could have been an early 2:0 for Germany, instead, it stayed with the narrow lead. The should revenge.
result: significantly improved DFB-Elf loses against France, in spite of management 1:2 (1:0). Click here for the match report.
The horror of the year: even before the kick-off it was clear that the year 2018 will remain a bad memory. The historically early Failure at the world Cup in Russia, the heaviest defeat in the history of the Association, against the Netherlands (0:3), and the ugly departure of Mesut Özil. The pure Numbers are not likely to favor especially Joachim Löw: Three wins, six defeats, two draws and three games goalless – which had never happened before.
6 – for the First time Germany conceded 6 defeats in a calendar year. Twilight of the gods. #FRAGER pic.twitter.com/e72u4aOykI
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) 16. October 2018
The lineup: Löw was last accused that he had gone to little risk. In addition, it was argued, he had held on too long to some players. The could not claim the critics of the national coach against France: Thilo Kehrer, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Nico Schulz and Niklas Süle, he put his Team on five positions. The much-criticized, Mats Hummels and Manuel Neuer to play from the beginning.
First half: in The DFB-Elf was to be noted the nervousness. This was also demonstrated with the opening goal by Toni Kroos. The otherwise so shot strong midfielder of Real Madrid was shaking a foul penalty on the line (14.). Then, Germany participated in all team parts safer, Sané had been able to increase to 2:0, met after a counterattack but the wrong decision (19.). France was shortly before the mid-term is dangerous, as Olivier Giroud from close range delay (45.).
The right decision: Löw showed courage, and was, at least in the first half – rewarded. Sané under some false ones passes, but he showed how much he can revive the offensive game with his pace. Also demonstrated on the left side of good approaches. Also Süle, who came in for the injured Jérome Boateng in the Eleven, kept the highly praised the attackers of the opponent from the opponent’s goal. The many change took effect.
Second half: Began with a much-improved French selection. Kylian Mbappé failed to a shiny reactive Manuel Neuer (51.). The compensation but could not prevent it: Antoine Griezmann hit value with a header after Lucas Hernandez had geflankt the Ball pressure in the penalty area (62.). The attacker of Atlético turned the match around in the closing stages from the penalty spot.
penalties: In the Penalty area of both Teams a lot. In the first half turned Kroos with a little luck, after Sané had shot at the Hand of Presnel Kimpembe shot. This decision of the arbitrator, there was no doubt. Similarly, in the 62. Minute, when Hummels had brought in Blaise Matuidi. Griezmann turned in a familiar, secure.
in The DFB-shock: Griezmann, with 27 years now to the best Torjägern of the Team. Against Germany his hit, 25 and 26 directed to him, so that’s just another goal to Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema missing him to the seventh place. But, above all, against Germany, he is particularly fond of The last four goals in competitive matches in the duel with the four-time world champion, he shot all of them.
what’s next? Germany fears for the classes holding in the Nations League. The DFB-Eleven must first hope that the Netherlands wins against France (16. November). In the final group game against Oranje (19. November) a clear victory. This case does not occur, play in the B League.
France – Germany 2:1 (0:1)
0:1 Kroos (14./Hand penalty)
1:1 Griezmann (62.)
2:1 Griezmann (80./Foul penalty)
France : Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Pogba, Kanté (90.+4 N’zonzi) – Mbappé (86. Dembelé), Griezmann (90.+1 Ndombelé), Matuidi – Giroud Germany : New sweepers, Süle, Hummels – Ginter (84. Brandt), Kimmich, Schulz – Kroos – Gnabry (88. Müller), Werner, Sané (75. Draxler)
referee : Milorad Mazic (Serbia)
Yellow cards : – / Ginter
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