Germany Draw 2-2 Against France with Late Equaliser from Lars Stindl

Paola Ditto
Novembre 15, 2017

Alexandre Lacazette bagged a brace as France drew 2-2 with world champions Germany in an worldwide friendly on Tuesday evening.

Timo Werner drew Germany level early in the second half from a fine pass by Gunners' playmaker Mesut Ozil, only for Lacazette to restore France's lead in the 71st minute.

Stindl, an 83rd-minute replacement for Emre Can ensured Löw's finished 2017 without tasting a single defeat, their last loss coming at the hands of France in the European Championship semi-finals a year ago.

Die Mannschaft became only the second European team to win all 10 of their World Cup qualifying matches en route to securing a place, but looked on course for a home defeat.

A Germany side showing six changes from their draw with England took time to settle and that allowed France to have the better of the opening exchanges, although they initially failed to stretch Kevin Trapp.

Lacazette - preferred in attack to Antoine Griezmann - eventually tested Trapp just before the half-hour mark, while at the other end an important block from Raphael Varane denied Ozil.

Martial created the opportunity for Lacazette to put France ahead on 33 minutes, the United forward ghosting past Mats Hummels in the left side of the penalty area before squaring for the Arsenal man to tap in from close range.

The Germans woke up after the break and substitute Antonio Rudiger should have levelled when he was set up by Julian Draxler in the box.

And when Mbappe found the busy frontrunner with a sublime pass he slotted it home clinically.

However, with some three minutes of added time played, Borussia Monchengladbach frontman Stindl calmly converted a flick on from Mario Gotze.

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