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Paris friendly overshadowed by terrorist attacks

Fans and supporters had been looking forward to a festival of football in Paris on Friday evening, but a series of seemingly coordinated terrorist attacks in the city completely overshadowed events on the field of play.

Scores were left dead and the French capital was thrown into state of chaos and shock by the attacks, including at least two apparent suicide bombings in the vicinity of the Stade de France in the Saint-Denis district of the city, where Euro 2016 hosts France beat Germany 2-0 in the friendly match.

Coman's senior debut

Manuel Neuer, Jérôme Boateng and Thomas Müller all started for Germany, with Kingsley Coman winning his first full international cap for the home team as a second half-substitute.

The goals for France in front of an 80,000 crowd at the national stadium were scored by Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud in first-half stoppage time, and André-Pierre Gignac of Mexican outfit Tigres de Monterrey four minutes from time.

Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff, coach Joachim Löw and the players remained at the stadium for several hours after the final whistle as the situation outside the ground was brought under control. The squad and national team travelling party cancelled a planned stay in Paris through Sunday and were instead flying home on Saturday morning.