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Colombes, Seville, Marseille: myths and legends of France-Germany


Before a new episode on Tuesday at the Euro, the history of France-Germany was forged through epic encounters, such as in Seville in 1982 or Marseille in 2016, and more tragic moments.

German goal, French victory

March 15, 1931 in Colombes:


- Germany 1-0

This first meeting between the two nations comes late.

And it is a German goal against his camp, scored by Reinhold Münzenberg on a cross from Edmond Delfour (15th), which gives the victory to France.

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The record of Just Fontaine

Mondial-1958, match for 3rd place - June 28, 1958 in Göteborg (Sweden):


- FRG 6-3

Les Bleus won the bronze medal against the reigning world champions.

Just Fontaine scored a quadruple which enabled him to dethrone the Hungarian Sandor Kocsis and his 11 goals: “


” brought to 13 the record for goals in a World Cup, unmatched since.

The law of the “


September 25, 1967 in Berlin:


- France 5-1

The French, eliminated the previous year in the first round of the 1966 World Cup, hit rock bottom against the Germans of “


” Franz Beckenbauer, especially in second period, with four goals conceded, including one from young Gerd Müller.

A victory for prestige

February 23, 1977 in Paris (Parc des Princes),


- FRG 1-0

The young Platini generation, where no player has more than 8 caps, beats the great FRG reigning world champion, with Beckenbauer but without Gerd Müller.

A goal from Olivier Rouyer (52nd) gives the French their first victory against the FRG for 19 years.

At the end of the year, they will qualify for the World Cup-1978, their first major tournament since the failure of the 1966 World Cup.

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France-Germany in 1982 in Seville.

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The trauma of Seville

Semi-final of the World Cup-1982 - July 8 in Seville (Spain),


- France 3-3 after (5-4 tab)

Crazy dramaturgy for a semifinal of the World Cup anthology: "

Seville 82

»Represents THE summit of Franco-German confrontations. Pierre Littbarski quickly opened the scoring, Platini responded from the penalty spot. The Blues then lead 3-1 in overtime, thanks to Marius Trésor and Alain Giresse, but are joined 3-3. Didier Six and Maxime Bossis missed their shots on goal and Horst Hrubesch qualified the Germans.

The match was also marked by the exit of Harald "


" Schumacher who knocked out Patrick Battiston, evacuated on a stretcher.

The referee does not flinch and the German goalkeeper, who will always refuse the slightest sign of empathy, remains a hated figure in France.

Karl Heinz Rummenigge and Michel Platini before the shock in 1986 Panoramic

The disappointment of Guadalajara

Semi-final of the World Cup-1986 - June 25, 1986 in Guadalajara (Mexico),


France 2-0

The revenge is quickly stale: Andreas Brehme opens the score early (9th) that seals Rudi Völler (90th) . The Germans are stronger, and the French lack juice, after their daunting quarter-final against Brazil of Zico and Socrates eliminated on penalties. And their captain Platini is diminished by an injury. On the French side, it is the end of the romantic generation. The Germans will lose again in the final, against Argentina's Diego Maradona, but the third final in a row, in 1990, will be the right one.

Löw story at the Maracana

Quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup - July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):


- France 1-0

Les Bleus bow to a free kick from Toni Kroos for the head of Mats Hummels who benefits the loose marking of Raphaël Varane (13th).

Didier Deschamps' men fell on a Manuel Neuer in a state of grace, especially on a close range strike from Karim Benzema at the very end of the match.

The Germans of Joachim Löw, subscribers to the last squares and finals since 2006, will experience the consecration in Brazil.

The French are recovering from the Knysna fiasco at the 2010 World Cup.

Antoine Griezmann during the victory of the Blues in 2016 at the Euro.


November 13, 2015, an evening to forget

Friendly - November 13, 2015 in Saint-Denis (France):


- Germany 2-0

Football takes a back seat as France is hit by the deadliest attacks in its history , in Paris and Saint-Denis, with one dead near the Stade de France. After the match, the two teams remain stranded until the middle of the night in the stadium. “

Due to their club assignments, there was a lot of collusion between players. I remember these Franco-German couples who were forming, they were leaning against the floor in the space between the two locker rooms. There was only one locker room at the end,

”remembers Philippe Tournon, press manager for the France team at the time. "

There was a kind of fraternization, of fairly strong solidarity.

In the locker room there were TV screens, we lived the horror live,

”he told AFP.

The blow of "



Semi-final of Euro-2016 - July 7, 2016 in Marseille (France):


- Germany 2-0

In the only confrontation in qualifying and final stages of the European Championships, the Blues s 'imposed on a double from Antoine Griezmann.

The Germans nevertheless dominated the match, but ineffective, also because of Hugo Lloris, heroic.

The Blues will lose in the final against Portugal (1-0 after).

Source: lefigaro

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