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Germany 2-1 France: Germany begins their new era with a statement victory in battle of the former World Champions

Germany reigned supreme over France as they started post Hansi Flick era with a authoritative victory over the French with a 2-1 margin as veteran Thomas Mueller led “Die Mannschaft” to a memorable win over fellow World Cup winners. Apart from Mueller, his Bayern Munich teammate Leroy Sane was also on target as for the French, former Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to reduce the deficit.

Germany begin new era with outrageous victory

German National team has been passing through some tumultuous phase in recent times. In the wake of being thrashed in the hands of Asian giants Japan twice in last ten months (previous encounter saw Japan defeat Germany 2-1 in the World Cup in Qatar) with a margin of 1-4, and sacking of Hansi Flick, Die Mannschaft are in a real danger of losing their reputation in the international stage. The erstwhile World Cup winners from 2014 by defeating Argentina in dying minutes, and comprising a throng of stars like Miroslav Klose, Mario Götze and Mario Gomez, had seen their pride and reputation getting diminished after 2018 World Cup, when they failed to qualify past the group stage after suffering defeat in the hands of uprising Asian giants South Korea, as a similar result happened in the recently concluded World Cup in Qatar, where they drew against Spain before losing out against another Asian country, Japan, which saw them book their return tickets ahead of the knockouts.

After ten months, losing one more crunch fixture against Japan proved to be the final nail in the coffin, as Flick got sacked immediately, getting replaced by interim boss Rudi Voller, who fielded a strong eleven against one of the potent European teams, France, as the Germans edged past the 2022 World Cup finalists with an exuberant mentality. Bayern Munich front man and a star attacker for the Germans over the years, ‘Mr. Dependable’, Thomas Mueller opened the scoring for them on the 4th minute. Mueller is reported to love scoring at Signal Iduna Park, as he has done it often for Bayern against their arch rivals Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga.

Kylian Mbappe-less France finds it difficult to restore parity

France went in to the game without their superstar Kylian Mbappe as he was an unused substitute for the 2018 World Cup winners. But, with former Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann accompanied with Kingsley Coman and Randal Kolo Muani, the French front three posed a potent attacking mindset, but were somehow on the backfoot when Mueller had given Germany a much anticipated lead within the first five minutes. With a looming dangerous injury for Barcelona star Gundogan, his substitution stunted Germany’s attacking threat, as they found it difficult to go past French defense.

But, luck seemed to be with Voller’s side last night, as on the 87th minute, Kai Havertz’s through ball to former Manchester City forward Leroy Sane sealed the deal for Germany, as they heaved a sigh of relief after being criticized for their harrowing loss to Japanese side.

But, that joy was short-lived as Griezmann’s late hit from the spot turned things in their favor as the French continued to press heavily against the German defense, but Voller’s brigade looked uptight as they managed to keep their lead intact, thus winning the first game since March, as Les Bleus ended up on the losing side for the first time since World Cup final.

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