Midfielder Sami Khedira completed a second-half comeback by Germany in their 2-1 victory over France on Wednesday at Stade de France.
Off an excellent through ball by Mesut Ozil, Khedira struck a right foot shot in front of the net to put Germany up for good. It was the first goal for Khedira in a friendly this year, and his first in international competition since last year’s Euro Cup.
Germany avenged their 2-1 international friendly home loss from a year ago, when France’s Olivier Giroud and Florent Malouda powered their club's win at Weserstadion.
French midfielder Moussa Sissoko slung a heading pass to Mathieu Valbuena that broke a scoreless tie in the 44th minute, giving France all of the momentum heading into the half.
German midfielder Thomas Muller evened things up with a shot to the top right corner just past France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 51st minute. Up until that point, the Germans had an overwhelming possession advantage but had failed to capitalize.
Later, Muller had a chance to break the tie with a free kick. While the shot was on goal, Lloris was able to make the save.
Germany controlled possession for 60 percent of the match. France took 12 shots with four on goal, while Germany took 14 shots with five on goal.