World champions France fought back from a goal down to edge Germany 2-1 with a double from Antoine Griezmann in their Nations Cup match at the Stade de France on Tuesday.
Antoine Griezmann finally equalised for Les Bleus in the 62nd minute with a brilliant header from the penalty area that sailed into the far corner, following a cross from Lucas Hernandez.
Thilo Kehrer nearly doubled the lead for Joachim Low's troops in the 24th minute with a brilliant header following a corner, but Les Bleus shot-stopper Hugo Lloris kept his team in the game with a good save.
Lloris, who missed last month's opening 0-0 draw in Munich, was forced to hack clear early on when N'Golo Kante's intervention sent the ball rolling towards his own goal.
Lloris did make a vital intervention in the 24th minute, however, denying Matthias Ginter from close range, with France only clicking in attack at the end of the half when Olivier Giroud turned Lucas Hernandez's low cross over the goal.
France top the League A Group 1 standings with seven points from three games above the Netherlands on three from two and Germany with one. "If we were a bit smarter then we would've scored the second goal and won".
Atletico Madrid star Griezmann admitted the first half against Germany "was much like how we played against Iceland".
Germany went into the match on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Netherlands in the Nations League on Saturday and Low made five changes to his starting XI.
"But the penalty was totally unjustified".
"The coach and the players talked at half-time and in the second half we saw the team that won the World Cup". "I've watched it back on the replay". The comeback was completed in the 80th minute after Mats Hummels was adjudged to have bundled over Blaise Matuidi, though the contact looked minimal. If you want to be permanently successful, you need a good mix of older and younger players.
"It's a good thing in terms of our aim of finishing top of the group but we were up against a very good German side today", said Deschamps.