Germany v France, 08 July 1982

Score3-3 :: penalties 5-4 to Germany
RefereeCharles Corver
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
VenueEstadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla
Attendance70,000
Kick Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) After Extra Time: 1-1 after 90 mins. 3-3 after 120 mins West Germany won 5-4 on penalties. Thanks to its back-and-forth drama, four goals in extra time, and a dramatic penalty shootout, this game is regarded not only as the best of the 1982 tournament, but one of the best World Cup games of all time. It was considered by French captain Michel Platini to be his "most beautiful game." West Germany's victory was the first time in World Cup finals history that a shootout determined the outcome.

3 (5)  Germany

Manager: Jupp Derwall

3 (4)  France

Manager: Michel Hidalgo

Goals:

Pierre Littbarski 18 G
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 104 G
Klaus Fischer 110 G

Goals:

Michel Platini penalty 27 P
Marius Tresor 93 G
Alain Giresse 100 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Harald Schumacher
Defender Paul Breitner
Defender Bernd Forster
Defender Manfred Kaltz (captain)
Defender Ulrich Stielike
Defender/Midfielder Wolfgang Dremmler
Midfielder Pierre Littbarski
Midfielder Felix Magath
Forward Klaus Fischer

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jean-Luc Ettori
Defender Manuel Amoros
Defender Maxime Bossis
Defender Gerard Janvion
Defender Marius Tresor
Midfielder Bernard Genghini
Midfielder Alain Giresse
Midfielder Michel Platini (captain)
Midfielder Jean Tigana
Forward Didier Six

Substitutions:

Horst Hrubesch for Felix Magath 73
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for Hans Peter Briegel 97

Substitutions:

Patrick Battiston for Bernard Genghini 50
Christian Lopez for Patrick Battiston 61

Cards:

Bernd Forster 46 Y

Cards:

Alain Giresse 35 Y
Bernard Genghini 40 Y

On the bench:

Forward Horst Hrubesch

On the bench:

Defender Christian Lopez

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (West Germany went second) 1 - Manfred Kaltz [Scores] 2 - Paul Breitner [Scores] 3 - Uli Stielike [Misses] 4 - Pierre Littbarski [Scores] 5 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [Scores] 6 - Horst Hrubesch [Scores]

Comments:

Penalty shoot-out details (France went first) 1 - Alain Giresse [Scores] 2 - Manuel Amoros [Scores] 3 - Dominique Rocheteau [Scores] 4 - Didier Six [Misses] 5 - Michel Platini [Scores] 6 - Maxime Bossis [Misses]