Germany's Stindl rescues late draw against France

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

Germany, whose last defeat came against France in the semi-final of Euro 2016, have now failed to beat them at home since 1987.

Having rescued Germany's unbeaten run with the equaliser, Stindl said the result capped a good year for Germany, who qualified for next year's World Cup with a flawless 10 wins from 10 qualifiers.

Both teams having qualified for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation and are considered among the title favourites.

"It is quite normal when playing in different line-ups that you have one or two problems", he added after Germany made six changes from Friday's goalless draw with England. France punished the hosts' wastefulness as Kylian Mbappe teed up for Lacazette, who provided the second goal of the evening against the run of the game.

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Brilliant footwork from Manchester United forward Anthony Martial allowed Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette to tap in the opener for France.

"If we are able to play with pressure, then we can also get good chances".

"I am very satisfied with the two friendly games against England and France", said Low.

Half-time substitute Antonio Rudiger should have brought Germany level seven minutes after his introduction, but the Chelsea defender skewed his effort wide after great work down the left from Julian Draxler. Instead it was Werner who grabbed the equaliser in the 56th minute with his seventh goal in his 10th worldwide as he finished off a quick break launched by Mesut Ozil. France coach Didier Deschamps praised his team's speed and skill but said the Germans were still ahead of them in terms of quality. "We did a lot of good things against this German team".

"It's a bit disappointing, we were close to getting the win", said the 1998 World Cup victor.

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