Germany targets first win against France in Seven years
Germany will go into Tuesday’s Euro 2020 Group F opener against France with the hope of getting the first win over the 2018 World Cup winners in seven years.
The last time the Germans defeated France was in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil which they eventually won.
A 12th-minute goal from Mats Hummels secured Germany’s passage into the semis where they hammered hosts Brazil 7-1.
Since edging France seven years ago, Germany has failed to win any of their last five encounters, losing three and drawing two of the ties.
Both teams last met in 2018 in the second leg group stage of the UEFA Nations League played in Paris, which the French won 2-1.
The French will go into tonight’s clash in better form having won their last four games.
But for Germany, they have managed to win two of their last four (one defeat, one draw).
And if there is one thing the Germans will hope to maintain, it is their record in opening-day fixtures at the European Championship.
The four-time World Cup winners boast a 12-game unbeaten record during their opening games of the Euros.
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