Germany held France held to a goalless draw in Uefa’s Nations League.
The match improved after a poor first half with Marco Reus and Matthias Ginter both denied by France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on his debut.
Playing their first game since beating Croatia to win the World Cup, France forward Antoine Griezmann forced Manuel Neuer into a smart save.
France host Netherlands in the second group game on Sunday (19:45 BST).
After the home and away fixtures between the teams, the group winners move to next June’s finals with the three other League A group winners and the chance to be crowned Nations League champions.
Didier Deschamps’ side will be looking to progress once more after being beaten in the final of Euro 2016 by Portugal, but triumphing in Russia this summer.
They claimed a credible point away to four-time world champions Germany, who were back in action after a humiliating group stage exit at the World Cup.
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner caused problems with his pace but was unable to deliver a telling pass in the final third, while defender Mats Hummels forced Paris Saint- Germain’s Areola – the only change from the World Cup final starting line-up – into a sharp stop after a foray forward.
The Manchester City winger was brought on as a late substitute
to the German side when he replaced Marco Reus in the 83rd minute
but was unable to make an impact in his seven minutes on the pitch. as Joachim Low’s men drew 0-0 with France in the UEFA Nations League opener on Thursday.
But he will miss the friendly against Peru on Sunday with permission from the coach.