Griezmann's brace sees France pile more misery on Germany

Antoine Griezmann scores from the penalty spot

Despite the potential to threaten with Kylian Mbappe's pace, France offered little in attack during the first half and deservedly trailed at the interval thanks to Toni Kroos' spot-kick.

Antoine Griezmann was the hero for France again on Tuesday evening as his brace sealed an excellent comeback victory over Germany.

It has been a woeful year for Germany's national team, with off-field controversy and a shambolic World Cup campaign attracting headlines for the wrong reason. I'm a spurs fan and agree that he is severely error prone in big games but certainly not one of the worst GKs in the Champions League.

The equaliser then came in the 62nd minute, as left-back Lucas Hernandez found the head of club teammates Griezmann, who did ever so well to direct the ball into the far corner.

"When we lift our level, the players' talents really come to the fore", said Lloris.

Germany manager Joachim Low admitted he was feeling pressure over his job following a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands on Saturday which left them bottom of their Nations League group.

And it was the Atletico Madrid striker who hit France's victor around 10 minutes from time when he slotted home a penalty after Mats Hummels had taken out Blaise Matuidi.

"The penalty was totally unjust", said Loew. "He stepped on Mats' foot and then slipped".

Gnabry, making first Germany appearance since Nov 2016, intercepted a risky Kimpembe pass and saw a rasping 25-yard strike fisted away by Lloris. "It was a very, very good performance and something to build on for the future".

Didier Deschamps' France can clinch top spot in the group with a draw in their final game away to the Netherlands in Rotterdam next month.

Hugo Lloris helped France to a 2-1 win over Germany on Tuesday night - and some Tottenham fans on Twitter annihilated their own player for his individual performance.

"We played poorly in the first half".

"It was better afterwards".

It was a sixth defeat in the past 10 games for Löw's squad, who crashed out of the group stages at the World Cup in Russian Federation and remain bottom of their Nations League table with just one point from three matches.

"We weren't ourselves, either in the one-on-ones or in terms of the efforts we made for each other".



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