Germany's Stindl rescues late draw against France

Lacazette Nets Brace As France Hold Germany

Lacazette Nets Brace As France Hold Germany

France twice led through Alexandre Lacazette, who netted either side of Timo Werner's leveller, and looked set to triumph as they had in Germany's last defeat in a Euro 2016 semi-final.

Stindl, an 83rd-minute replacement for Emre Can ensured Löw's finished 2017 without tasting a single defeat, their last loss coming at the hands of France in the European Championship semi-finals previous year.

Germany struggled to comeback for a second time, and a flood of substitutions killed the fluidity of the contest.

Germany coach Joachim Loew was eager to test his squad and made six changes to the team that drew 0-0 against England at Wembley on Friday, including three in defence.

Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil pictured during Germany's 2-2 draw on Tuesday.

Martial created the opportunity for Lacazette to put France ahead on 33 minutes, the United forward ghosting past Mats Hummels in the left side of the penalty area before squaring for the Arsenal man to tap in from close range.

Half-time substitute Antonio Rudiger should have brought Germany level seven minutes after his introduction, but the Chelsea defender skewed his effort wide after great work down the left from Julian Draxler.

Nearly immediately Martial thought he had restored France's lead, but Trapp got down brilliantly to push away his dipping strike.

And when Mbappe found the busy frontrunner with a sublime pass he slotted it home clinically.

Löw introduced Mario Gotze for his first worldwide appearance in just shy of a year and he came good with a superb assist for Stindl, who kept their run going by sliding home a neat 93rd-minute finish.