‘Pöller’s’ Germany hand France first defeat of the year…with 2-1 win

September 13, 2023 | by pondokslot.com

Germany’s ‘Tank Corps’ have handed France their first defeat of the year following the dismissal of head coach Juergen Klick and the appointment of acting coach Rudy Koehler.

Germany won 2-1 in an exhibition match against France at the Zignale Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany, on Wednesday (Sept. 13).

After a lackluster start to the tournament, with one draw and four losses in their previous five matches, the Germans turned things around with their first win in six games.

France, who had previously won five in a row, lost for the first time in six matches in A matches this year. France were without star striker Kylian Mbappe, who was named to the bench.

Germany fired Flick after their 1-4 loss to Japan on Oct. 10. Germany prepared for the game against France with former coach Pöller briefly in charge. 굿모닝토토

With the change in command, the Germans took the lead in the fourth minute against a France team that has been on the rise of late. Benjamin Hendricks broke down the left flank and sent the ball into the middle, where veteran striker Thomas Muller finished.

Germany held on to their lead despite a setback in the 25th minute when captain Ilkay Gundogan went down with an injury.

In response, France tried to fight back, bringing on the likes of Marcus Thuram and Ousmane Dembele.

But it was Germany who scored the goal. In the 42nd minute, on a counterattack, Leroy Sane capitalized on a forward pass from Kai Havertz.

France pulled one back in the 44th minute when Antoine Griezmann scored from the penalty spot, but they couldn’t find the back of the net anymore.

England won a 3-1 victory over Scotland in an exhibition match at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

England raced out to a two-goal lead in the first half with goals from Phil Foden in the 32nd minute and Jude Bellingham in the 35th minute.

In good spirits, England pulled one back in the second half through an own goal by Harry Maguire in the 22nd minute, but captain Harry Kane’s goal in the 36th minute, assisted by Bellingham, drove a wedge into the win.


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