UEFA Nations League: Loew's job under threat as France beat Germany

France player ratings: How did Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Hugo Lloris do? | Daily Star

Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as the world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in their Nations League match and increase the pressure on Joachim Löw.

Utilising the speed of the recalled Leroy Sane, they counter-attacked superbly and deservedly led when Kimpembe blocked the Manchester City winger's cross with his hand and Kroos converted the resulting penalty. "When you are not having a good day, you can change the system and the players, but (the French team) never gives up, and that's how we keep going". "I think we deserved to win because we were the best team but that's not how things work".

Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals, including the victor from the spot, as France recovered from falling behind to a Toni Kroos penalty to inflict a sixth defeat on Germany in their past 10 matches.

France, unbeaten in 14 matches since a friendly loss to Colombia in March, were again indebted to Lloris when he scrambled a Matthias Ginter effort behind after a chance fell invintingly to the defender at a corner.

Loew was particularly unhappy with referee Milorad Mazic's decision to award France a spot-kick after Blaise Matuidi went to ground after a tangle with Mats Hummels.

New idea being explored in Brexit negotiations
The clock is ticking down towards a summit of European leaders on Wednesday where it had been hoped a deal could be reached. The diplomats said that Barnier had revealed his offer to European Union ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg on Wednesday.

Is Canada ready? Trudeau rolls political dice with cannabis legalization
Nine states in the United States and the District of Columbia now allow recreational marijuana use. Individuals will also be able to grow up to four plants per residence.

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation against U.S. sanction 'threats' following Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
The Saudi warnings came after the country's stock market fell as much as 7% on Sunday amid fears of sanctions. Reportedly, Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the consulate on the afternoon of October 2.

There was still time for Les Bleus to make it 3-1 in the closing minutes as the visitors were leaving themselves exposed at the back, but in the end 2-1 was enough for all the three points.

France now sit four points clear at the top of Group A1, while Germany are without a win in three games in this competition and can not qualify for the final stage.

The equaliser then came in the 62nd minute, as left-back Lucas Hernandez found the head of club teammates Griezmann, who did ever so well to direct the ball into the far corner.

Atletico Madrid star Griezmann admitted the first half against Germany "was much like how we played against Iceland".

It was a sixth defeat in the past 10 games for Löw's team, who crashed out at the group stage of the World Cup and remain bottom of Nations League Group A1 with one point from three matches.

Related News:

Most liked

Seahawks roll behind Wilson's 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured
Rookie Jacob Martin was there to recover the fumble, giving Seattle yet another short field and an easy shot to add to its lead. One of Russell Wilson's best traits as a quarterback is to take a broken play and turn it into something positive.

Piers Morgan gets pied in the face amid baby carrier debate
Morgan, apparently stunned, remained silent for a few moments, before hitting his co-star Susanna Reid in the face with his pie. Piers Morgan believes there's a manly way to be a father , but many online begged to differ.

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin
Press on the plane put wet towels over their faces when the smell became too strong. News reported that the plane turned around and landed at Joint Base Andrews.

Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince
Saudi Arabia has previously insisted he left the building alive, but Cengiz says she never saw him again. Utaybi returned to Saudi Arabia on October 16 before Turkish police searched his residence in Istanbul.

Manny Machado steps into more NLCS controversy as he clips Jesus Aguilar
Catcher Austin Barnes returns to the Dodgers' lineup in place of Yasmani Grandal , who has struggled on offense and defense. Grandal was rebuked by the home crowd in attendance during game three in which another defensive gaffe occurred.

Trump says he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House
The justices pause to shake hands before hearing cases, he said. "I am not talking about mere civility, although that helps". He cited the example of the Koretmatsu case which upheld the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II.

China's best to play Ukrainian teen for Hong Kong WTA title
Wang, the top female player from China, reached her first career semifinal at the Hong Kong Open previous year . She said she may still play in Zhuhai and is now eyeing a top 20 ranking in the new year.

Carragher, Redknapp name three England players who tore Spain apart
Raheem Sterling scored twice, ending a big-time goal drought on the global level, with Marcus Rashford getting the other goal. We had to forget the first half and turn it around in the time it took them to go 3-0 up.

Koreas, U.S.-led UN Command discuss disarming border area
The South Korean press corps covering the ministry issued a statement denouncing it for a "grave infringement of media freedoms". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had expressed "discontent" over the inter-Korean military agreement.

As Canada Legalizes Marijuana, It Moves to Pardon Pot Possession
To meet demand, hundreds of growers have been licensed, some taking over horticulture and floriculture greenhouses. The vote ended a 95-year-ban on the substance.

Le'Veon Bell not expected to report to Pittsburgh Steelers this week
Despite that statement, as of Sunday, Bell had still not been in touch with team officials or players, sources told Schefter. However, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Steelers have yet to hear anything from their Pro Bowl running back.

Judge approves Elon Musk, Tesla settlements with SEC
The tweet claimed " funding secured " as Musk floated the idea of taking the Silicon Valley automaker private at $420 per share. The company will be required to appoint an independent chairman and directors with no direct ties to Musk.

Briton shot dead by hunter in France
Mr Sutton was a British restaurateur and chalet chef, resident of the region, and owner of the Wild Beets Kitchen in Les Gets. When it happened, Sutton was described as being distinctly identifiable from his brightly colored gear and mountain bike.

Climate change scientists have 'political agenda'
But I don't know that it's man made. "So we're doing really well, and I want to keep it that way", Trump said. Here's what he had to say about the global warming crisis.

Powerball jackpot grows to $345M after no one wins Saturday prize
The potential jackpot is the second highest in game history. "Jackpot fever is definitely sweeping the country!' Medenica said". Any player who matches all numbers Wednesday night will win $9.6 million ($5.53 million cash option).