International Friendlies: Germany Preserve Unbeaten Record With Late Strike As Lukaku Makes History With Belgium


World champions Germany took their unbeaten run to 21 games after Lars Stindl scored in added to snatch a 2-2 draw with France at home in what was an international friendly clash.

Arsenal striker Alexander Lacazette had earlier given the French team a first half lead but that advantage was wiped out by Timo Werner’s goal 11 minutes after the interval. Lacazette completed his brace to edge his team ahead again only for Stindl to pop up with the vital goal that preserved Germany’s unbeaten record.

In the pick of the other friendly games, Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku became Belgium’s highest goalscorer with 31 goals after he scored in the 72nd minute to give his side a 1-0 win over Japan. The win also take Belgium’s unbeaten run to 15 games dating back to September 16, 2016 (vs. Spain).

The Three Lions of England played out another goalless draw with Brazil to add to the one they had with Germany last week. Manager Gareth Southgate introduced some young players and they battled admirably but failed to turn their endeavour into goals against Tite’s Brazil.


International Friendly Results (Tuesday):

Belgium 1-0 Japan

Portugal 1-1 USA

Wales 1-1 Panama

Germany 2-2 France

Austria 2-1 Uruguay

Argentina 2-4 Nigeria

Hungary 1-0 Costa Rica

Russia 3-3 Spain

Romania 0-3 Netherlands