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1 vs 2
Played
February 7, 2013 4:00 AM SGT
Stade de France — Paris
Referee:‬ P. Mazzoleni‎
Attendance:‬ 75000‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: France 1-2 Germany

Goal.com rates the players on show as Joachim Low's troops ended their country's 26-year wait for a victory over Les Bleus

By Enis Koylu

  • Hugo Lloris
    3
    0
    3.50

    Hugo Lloris

    Could do little about either goal, and dealt well with crosses. Made a particularly good save from a Mertesacker header in the first half.

  • Bacary Sagna
    4
    0
    3.00

    Bacary Sagna

    Germany certainly had more joy down than the France left and right as the Arsenal man did a good job of keeping Podolski, Schurrle and Howedes quiet.

  • Laurent Koscielny
    5
    0
    2.50

    Laurent Koscielny

    Made a good impression during his 45 minutes on the pitch. Made some good interceptions, and was more than equal to Germany's wide game.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    1
    0
    3.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Sucked out of position a touch for the second goal, but can hardly be held culpable. Can be happy enough with his nights efforts.

  • Patrice Evra
    3
    1
    3.00

    Patrice Evra

    Had a busy night as Ozil, Muller and Lahm targeted the France left, but did well to keep the trio quiet for the most part. Got forward well, too.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    1
    0
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Was neat and tidy enough in midfield, without pulling up any trees. Kept up well with Ozil and Khedira.

  • Franck Ribéry
    5
    0
    3.00

    Franck Ribéry

    All that he was lacking was an end product. Did brilliantly down the left, leaving Lahm and Mertesacker in his wake on more than one occasion, but his final ball was often not up to scratch.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    4
    0
    3.00

    Moussa Sissoko

    Like Ribery, he made great ground down the flanks, and put in a couple of decent crosses on the night, but did not stand out by any means.

  • Mathieu Valbuena
    4
    0
    3.50

    Mathieu Valbuena

    Perhaps his country's best player. Scored the opening goal with a predatory header, and was a creative threat throughout. Withdrawn to a standing ovation.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    4
    1
    2.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Never seemed to be on the same wavelength as many of his team-mates and coasted through the match. Failed to track Khedira and Ozil all too often.

  • Karim Benzema
    3
    3
    3.00

    Karim Benzema

    Missed a couple of decent chances early on, but rattled the crossbar with a free kick and combined well with Ribery after the break. Might well have scored, were it not for Hummels and Mertesacker.

Substitutions

  • Adil Rami
    3
    0
    2.50

    Adil Rami

    Seemed to be slightly off the pace of the match after replacing Koscielny at the break.

  • Etienne Capoue
    0
    3
    2.00

    Etienne Capoue Flop of the Match

    Gave away the ball sloppily for the equaliser, and failed to stake his claim for a regular place in the team.

  • Jérémy Menez
    0
    1

    Jérémy Menez

    Hardly touched the ball during his brief cameo.

  • Olivier Giroud
    3
    2
    2.50

    Olivier Giroud

    His only notable contributions were wasting the ball in a good position once, and twice being caught offside.

  • René Adler
    4
    0
    3.50

    René Adler

    Made some great saves on his international return, particularly from Benzema in a one on one. Dealt well with crosses, and made a fantastic late stop from Ribery.

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    1
    1
    2.50

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Looked like what he was - a centre-back playing out of position. His weak left foot showed him up on a couple of occasion, and he was constantly coming inside.

  • Mats Hummels
    5
    0
    3.00

    Mats Hummels

    Made some great tackles and blocks as France pressed for an equaliser late on. His usual composed self throughout.

  • Philipp Lahm
    3
    0
    3.00

    Philipp Lahm

    Lost track of Ribery on one or two occasions, but got forward well, and exploited the space left behind Evra.

  • Per Mertesacker
    7
    0
    3.00

    Per Mertesacker

    An improvement on his recent performances for Arsenal. Made countless interceptions as France looked to play their way behind Germany

  • Ilkay Gündogan
    5
    0
    3.00

    Ilkay Gündogan

    Set up the equaliser with a lovely threaded pass, and was neat and tidy enough in midfield. Did not do his chances of a first-team place any harm.

  • Mesut Özil
    17
    1
    3.50

    Mesut Özil Top of the Match

    Another brilliant performance from the Real Madrid man. His pass to Khedira for the second goal was fantastic, and he helped his team-mates into countless great positions.

  • Sami Khedira
    8
    1
    3.50

    Sami Khedira

    Continues to prove himself as one of his country's top players. Was full of drive and industry from midfield, and popped up to score the second goal with a great finish.

  • Lukas Podolski
    7
    1
    3.00

    Lukas Podolski

    Was livelier in the first half than second, but was impressive enough overall, putting in some great crosses down the right and pulling his weight defensively too.

  • Mario Gomez
    1
    1
    2.50

    Mario Gomez

    Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the night, the Bayern striker never quite looked to be fully fit, and was lethargic up front on his own.

  • Thomas Müller
    7
    1
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    His great form shows no sign of subsiding, Popped up at the right time to the first goal with a great finish, and was constantly trying to create chances for others.

Substitutions

  • Lars Bender
    3
    0

    Lars Bender

    Given two minutes at the end.

  • Toni Kroos
    2
    0
    2.50

    Toni Kroos

    Came on for Gomez, and had no impact whatsoever.

  • Andre Schürrle
    2
    0
    2.50

    Andre Schürrle

    Showcased some sloppy touches after coming on for Podolski.

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