Visitors need a wonder strike from Ozil to seal win.
Germany finally ended their 26-year wait to beat France, although they needed to come from a goal down to record a 2-1 win in Paris on Wednesday night.
Germany travelled to France looking for their first win since their reunification in 1990. And the German’s started brightly with Hugo Lloris having to be on his toes to deny Mesut Ozil in the fifth minute.
Per Mertersacker’s only league goal for Arsenal this season came against Tottenham with Lloris in goal. But the French skipper wasn’t to be beaten by his Premier league rival in this match, superbly tipping his header onto the crossbar.
And it was France who eventually found the opening goal. The German backline was slow to react when Benzema rattled the woodwork with a free-kick from long range, and Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko teed up Marseille’s Valbuena to nod the French into the lead.
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However it took Germany just five minutes to find the net in the second half. Thomas Mueller had the coolest head in the Stade de France when he found himself one-on-one with Lloris, lifting the ball over the keeper to level things up at one one.
With so many stars of the European game on show it was fitting that the winning goal was one of true class. After some neat midfield passing, Real Madrid pair Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira combined to open up the France backline, with Khedira adding the final touch following an exquisite Oezil through ball.
Germany held on for their first victory against France since 1935, with their second goal one that will live long in the memory of their fans.
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