Arsenal star Mesut Ozil features in Germany’s 2-1 defeat to the USA

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The USA came from 1-0 down to beat world champions Germany by a 2-1 scoreline.

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan started the friendly encounter which took place in the city of Cologne.

The Arsenal playmaker came close to putting his side ahead in the 6th minute of the game but was denied by Brad Guzan.

Germany took the lead then Mario Gotze slotted the ball past Brad Guzan into the back of the net. Mikkel Diskerud equalised for the USA when he controlled Michael Bradley’s fine pass and volleyed past Zieler.

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Bobby Wood struck from 20 yards with three minutes left to give USA the victory.

Mesut Ozil has now made 65 appearances for Germany. The Arsenal play-maker has 18 goals for his national team making him the third highest scorer in the squad – behind Lukas Podolski & Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Gundogan regained his place in the Germany squad following a lengthy injury lay-off. The 24-year-old has two goals in ten international caps.