France, led by Kylian Mbappe, suffers defeat to Germany

During a FIFA international break friendly, France faced a formidable Germany and experienced defeat with Kylian Mbappe having no luck

France suffered a 0-2 defeat against a strong and superior Germany. / Franco Arland/GettyImages
France suffered a 0-2 defeat against a strong and superior Germany. / Franco Arland/GettyImages / Franco Arland/GettyImages

France took to the field with 4 PSG players, with Ousmane Dembele standing out with a great performance, being one of the few French players who had a positive outing in the defeat. On the other hand, Kylian Mbappé, Lucas Hernandez, and Zaire-Emery didn't have notable performances, as Germany was superior in every line of play. Finally, Kolo Muani got minutes in the second half with the game already settled.

The match started tough for the French team, as Florian Wirtz scored 1-0 for the Germans just 7 seconds after kick-off. The first half saw several chances for both teams, but the goalkeepers were attentive to every danger posed by the opponent.

In the second half, Germany managed to increase their lead in the 49th minute thanks to Kai Havertz. This second half was dominated by the German team, where the individual talents of the French team couldn't shine due to Julian Nagelsmann's compact setup against Didier Deschamps' side, earning a well-deserved victory in this FIFA break.

Kylian Mbappe had a match to forget

Kylian Mbappe had one of those forgettable matches, where he was restricted in play due to Germany's tight marking on the left side. The Bondy-born player had only 2 shots in the game, with just 1 on target.

He had 63 touches, completing 71% of his passes (27/38), and 17% of his crosses (1/6), and wasn't effective in his dribbles, completing only 44% (4/9), making it a forgettable outing for him.


Next Tuesday, they will face Chile for the second match of this FIFA window, where it is expected that France will improve after the match on March 23, and PSG players will have a great performance to prepare for the final stretch of the season in European competitions.