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Germany v England Live Commentary, 07/06/2022

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J. Hofmann (50)
H. Kane (88 pen)
Allianz Arena


That's all from Munich today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
Amid a packed Nations League schedule this summer, Germany now travel on to Budapest, where they tackle Hungary on Saturday, while England next face their Euro 2020 nemesis Italy, back on home soil.
Often with their backs to the wall in Munich, a 1-1 draw for England today represents a better result for the Three Lions than their hosts, Germany. Flick's home side were in the ascendancy for much of the match, but a combination of some late blocks and sharp saves kept them at bay, before Kane struck from the spot after winning a late penalty. The Spurs striker has now moved past the great Bobby Charlton in England's all-time scoring charts, and his 50th international goal was enough to prevent rare back-to-back defeats for Southgate's side.
90' + 4' In the final minute of indicated stoppage time, Goretzka has a shot blocked by Maguire, and now there is surely no time left for either side to secure three points.
90' + 2' Bellingham goes down hurt, and Germany opt not to put the ball out of play, instead preferring to plough on in pursuit of a winning goal. With the Dortmund midfielder struggling to move, England survive, despite their temporary one-man disadvantage.
90' Making a big impression since his arrival from the bench, Grealish does well to picks out Kane, but the ball bobbles over the latter's boot just as he lines up a shot at goal.
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
88' ENGLAND EQUALISE! Against the general run of play, England look set to snatch a point, as Kane plants his penalty past Neuer with supreme confidence; driving the ball into the bottom-left corner. It's 1-1!
87' PENALTY! Inevitably, the penalty is awarded upon review, as the referee changes his mind and signals a spot-kick for England!
N. Schlotterbeck
Yellow Card
86' For clipping Kane and conceding a penalty, Schlotterbeck is booked.
86' PENALTY FOR ENGLAND? Though the referee didn't originally signal towards the spot, Kane is brought down inside the area after an inadvertent trip by Schlotterbeck. The VAR has asked for a pitchside review, and surely this will result in a penalty for England!
85' CLOSE! Only a brave last-ditch intervention by Klostermann stops two blue England shirts from latching onto a low cross from the right by Bowen, and the ball flies behind for a corner.
L. Sané
İ. Gündoğan
83' Sane now replaces his former Manchester City colleague Gundogan, as Flick makes yet another change.
82' Good work from Grealish on the left earns England a corner, and following the set-piece, Sterling works his way inside before thrashing a shot well over the crossbar from the edge of the area.
J. Bowen
B. Saka
80' Having come closest for England so far, Kane's recent chance aside, Saka is withdrawn and Bowen comes on.
77' SUPER STOP! In his private competition with opposite number Pickford, now Neuer goes one better by hurling himself across his goal to deny Kane an apparently certain equaliser! The England striker slid in with a finish towards the bottom corner, but could not find a way past the giant goalkeeper!
L. Goretzka
T. Müller
76' To a warm reception on Bavarian soil, Muller makes way for Bayern Munich team-mate Goretzka.
75' SAVE! Another Pickford save keeps England in it, as he dives low at the feet of Werner, who is released through on goal by Havertz - that was a big chance to finish it!
74' Grealish almost makes an immediate impact by picking the ball up on the left and crossing towards the near post. The ball is then blocked behind, and Maguire has a looping header saved by Neuer from Trippier's corner.
J. Grealish
M. Mount
72' England finally make another change, as Grealish replaces Mount, who has barely featured in the game.
70' SHARP STOP! Pickford saves England's skins with a block at his near post, after a long cross from Raum finds Muller, whose shot from a tight angle is kept out at close range!
69' Still, the pattern of play is a white flood of Germany shirts streaming towards Pickford's goal, and it looks far more like the home side will score a second than concede an equaliser.
67' Some confusion ensues as the referee drops his whistle and gets in the way of the play. The game is eventually re-started with a drop ball, which only gets things going again at the second attempt.
S. Gnabry
J. Hofmann
65' Having scored the only goal so far, Hofmann is applauded off as he is replaced by Gnabry.
T. Werner
J. Musiala
65' Flick moves first; making a double substitution. First, Musiala makes way for England-based Werner.
63' There has been little to suggest England will break through so far in this second half, so surely Southgate will be considering more changes in the coming minutes?
61' From the edge of the box, on the left, Sterling scuffs a shot towards the far post. However, Neuer fails to clear the ball properly under little pressure and Germany are ultimately grateful to survive his needless error.
59' A confused free-kick routine ends with Kane driving a powerful shot straight into the top of the German defensive wall, and that's an opportunity wasted for the away side.
58' Saka wins a soft free-kick around 25 yards from goal, after just a hint of a challenge by Muller. This represents a good set-piece chance for England.
56' Even before today's match, Germany had lost eight home fixtures against England in all competitions - two more than they’ve lost against any other nation. Their most recent home defeat against the Three Lions was in a March 2016 friendly.
54' Mount has another attempt blocked, as England attempt to equalise soon after slipping behind, and the visitors have a corner.
52' SAVE! Bellingham wins the ball back through some dogged persistence, and when the ball makes its way to Mount, the midfielder drives a shot towards the bottom corner, but Neuer flings himself down to make a sharp save!
J. Kimmich
50' Kimmich finds Hofmann on the edge of the box, to set up the game's opening goal.
J. Hofmann
50' GERMANY LEAD! Just reward for a bright showing so far, Hofmann again finds himself in the box and shoots powerfully past Pickford to open the scoring! Having been picked out by Kimmich, he tried his luck from just inside the area and a slight defection helped to carry the ball past the England goalkeeper. It's 1-0 to the hosts!
49' Germany have started this half much like they did the first, by keeping the ball and pressing forward inside the England half - they've yet to carve out a clear opening though.
47' Both Trippier and Sterling, who picked up knocks during the first half, have returned following the half-time break, and there have been no further changes for either side.
46' We are back under way in Munich!
As Flick won his first four home matches as Germany head coach by an aggregate score of 19-1 - albeit against lesser opposition - the former Bayern Munich manager will be expecting better in the final third after the interval, while England rarely fail to score under Southgate, so are still very much in with a chance of stealing all three points from their second Group 3 game of the summer.
Though they needed to survive a couple of counter-attacks by the visitors towards the end of the first half, Germany have been the dominant side for much of a lively Nations League encounter. Wide men Hofmann and Raum have complemented some mercurial movement by Bayern duo Muller and Musiala, but the Nationalelf are yet to find the net, as they seek to improve their mediocre record in this competition. Meanwhile, England have ridden their luck at times, but some sharp last-ditch defending keeps them on level terms at the break.
45' + 6' Pickford makes a straightforward stop from Havertz, as he closes in on a clean sheet for the first half, which didn't look too likely at several stages of the game.
45' + 4' CLOSE! In the fourth of eight stoppage-time minutes, Saka slips into a yard of space and unleashes a thundreous strike just centimetres wide of the right-hand post! So close for the Arsenal winger, who has been gradually growing into this game.
45' + 1' Kimmich loses the ball inside his own half, and a quick England attack ends in Saka driving a powerful shot at goal from the right side of the area. Neuer has to react with a reflex save to turn the ball over the crossbar - that was England's best effort yet.
45' SAVE! First, Kane is required to hack the ball clear of the goal-line following Germany's free-kick, before Musiala sends in a low shot from the edge of the box. It is too close to Pickford, though, who makes a smart save.
43' Rice is forced to break up a promising Germany attack with a foul on Muller, around 25 yards from goal, and the hosts have an opportunity to send a free-kick into the area.
41' After Hofmann pilfers the ball from Sterling near his own corner flag, he starts a rapid German counter, which results in Havertz receiving a pass into the box. However, he can't escape the close attentions of Walker, who earns a free-kick for his side and releases the immediate pressure.
39' After Muller hooks the ball back into the danger zone, Maguire is unable to get the ball fully clear, but eventually England escape the increasing danger. The visitors are hanging on for half-time here.
37' With an improbable aerial intervention, Havertz is denied an opportunity to head cleanly at goal from five yards out, as Trippier makes a vital block.
35' Not for the first time, Hofmann escapes his marker and slips into the box, but can't quite turn the ball towards the target from a tight angle on the left.
33' The game gets back under way, but Sterling is merely limping around on the left flank, as England ready another enforced change. Southgate is having to think on his feet here!
31' While both Trippier and Hofmann are fit enough to return to the fray, Sterling is now the latest player to drop to the turf, and the Manchester City forward appears to be in some pain.
30' An awkward coming-together between Trippier and Hofmann out near the touchline leaves both men requiring medical treatment, and the game is brought to a temporary halt.
29' Driving an optimistic attempt at goal from outside the area, Bellingham shoots straight at a fast-closing white shirt, and the ball is deflected away to safety.
27' Gundogan steals the ball from Rice on the edge of the box, and a delightful chipped pass by Muller picks out Musiala, who breaks clear of his marker to head towards goal. However, Pickford is well placed to make a routine save.
25' NO GOAL! After a relatively lengthy review, the VAR officials concur with the on-field referee, and the game remains goalless.
24' There will be a check by the VAR, following Hofmann's offside 'goal' - will Germany be awarded an opening goal after all?
23' After a long ball up from the back, Hofmann sprints through the middle of the England defence, with Havertz playing a role in rolling his marker so the ball can bounce. The former then slots past the stranded Pickford, but is soon flagged offside.
21' Maguire is penalised for a foul on Havertz in an aerial duel, and Germany have a free-kick in midfield.
18' With 57 per cent of the ball and a passing accuracy 10 per cent greater than England so far, Germany have certainly taken charge of the early proceedings today.
16' CLOSE! Hofmann raids down the right and gets all the way to the byline, cutting back a ball to the near post, which Musiala only just gets his outstretched boot to - Pickford then gratefully gathers it at the second attempt.
J. Bellingham
K. Phillips
14' Having been injured in an early challenge with Schlotterbeck, Phillips is withdrawn from the England midfield, and Dortmund-based Bellingham comes on in Munich.
12' As the referee blows his whistle when noticing Phillips crumpling back to earth, Muller hooks the ball over Pickford and into the net from the left side of the area. That's no goal, of course, but it looks like Phillips' participation is now at an end.
10' Having hobbled over to the touchline with an apparent thigh injury, Phillips has been treated and will attempt to continue his role in central midfield.
9' Following a collision with Schlotterbeck in midfield, Phillips is down on the turf and looks in some pain. The game is paused momentarily while the Leeds midfielder receives treatment.
7' Kane shoots from the right side of the box, but Neuer is able to keep it out with some ease - saving down low in the bottom-right corner.
5' Having soaked up an early flurry from their hosts, England finally start to build inside the German half, and when Sterling gets in behind on the left side of the area, Rudiger is foced to intervene and block the ball behind for a corner.
3' With Muller lurking inside the six-yard box, folllowing a Germany corner, Walker does brilliantly to clear the ball away off the Bayern Munich man's toe and behind for another corner. The hosts are already on top!
2' In the first move of note from either side, Musiala picks out Havertz on the left side of the area, but the Chelsea forward can only shoot straight at Pickford at the near post. A late flag then goes up for offside anyway.
1' With England wearing all-blue, and Germany clad in their traditional white and black, we are under way at the Allianz Arena!
The national anthems have been observed in Munich, and kick-off is now just moments away!
Following Saturday's defeat in Hungary, there are five changes to England's starting lineup today. Stones and Trippier come into the visitors' defence, with Phillips returning in central midfield, while Saka and Sterling feature alongside captain Kane up front.
After drawing with Italy at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara at the weekend, Hansi Flick has made seven changes to his starting XI. Germany will field former England Under-21 international Musiala in attack, while Gundogan, Havertz and Borussia Dortmund-bound Schlotterbeck are among the others drafted in.
SUBS: Aaron Ramsdale, Nick Pope, Jude Bellingham, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Conor Coady, James Ward-Prowse, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jack Grealish, Conor Gallagher, Marc Guehi, Jarrod Bowen.
ENGLAND (3-4-3): Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire, John Stones; Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Bukayo Saka; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Mason Mount.
SUBS: Kevin Trapp, Oliver Baumann, Niklas Sule, Lukas Nmecha, Julian Brandt, Benjamin Henrichs, Anton Stach, Leroy Sane, Leon Goretzka, Thilo Kehrer, Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner.
GERMANY (3-4-3): Manuel Neuer; Antonio Rudiger, Nico Schlotterbeck, Lukas Klostermann; Jonas Hofmann, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, David Raum; Thomas Muller, Kai Havertz, Jamal Musiala.
After suffering a 1-0 loss to outsiders Hungary on Saturday - their first defeat since the Euro 2020 final - England sit bottom of the early League A Group 3 standings. Gareth Southgate's men had not failed to score for 14 matches before being drawing a blank at the Puskas Arena with a lifeless performance, but the Three Lions will surely raise their game today. They now contest the latest chapter in one of Europe's most storied rivalries, and on the most recent occasion England met Germany, a 2-0 win in the first knockout stage of last year's Euros was the result.
Germany kicked off their latest Nations League campaign with a 1-1 draw against a transitional Italy side in Bologna last week - stretching their unbeaten run to 10 games since exiting Euro 2020 at the hands of today's opponents. Still seeking to progress to the competition's finals for the first time, Die Nationalmannschaft have recorded just two wins from their 11 Nations League matches to date. Nevertheless, they are still unbeaten at home in the Europe's newest international tournament and swept along the road to Qatar 2022 with some ease.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today's Nations League clash between old rivals Germany and England, at Munich's Allianz Arena!