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A God save the king poignant at a Wembley that had donned its finest suit just weeks after Queen Elizabeth II’s death, six goals, penalties, the use of VAR, perfect training, and a Harry Maguire still on top of his bombs: this England – Germany, unattractive on paper, smiled at the 85,000 spectators.

England 3-3 Germany

Goals: Shaw (72me), Mount (75me) and Kane (83me) by the Three Lions // Gündoğan (52me) and Havertz (67me and 87me) for the Mannschaft

In case anyone doubted it: no, a meeting without the slightest bet does not systematically offer a purge. And to make sure no one asks the question again in the future, England and Germany have taken it upon themselves to put on a real show for the 85,000 fans in Wembley Bay for this Monday night’s match, counting for the last Nations League group stage day (3-3). Semi-finalists of the 2018 World Cup and finalists of Euro 2020, the Three lions He suffered a strong disappointment a few weeks before the start of the 2022 Qatar World Cup when he was relegated to League B a few days ago after his defeat against Italy (0-1). In front, the mannschaft had also said goodbye to his hopes of participating in the 4 endings when they fell last Friday to the surprise of everyone in their field against Hungary (0-1). In short, the two had little to gain except perhaps their respective honor. Something to shake up the marker.

A nap in the first half

Fine intervention by Marc-André ter Stegen against Raheem Sterling at the end of an English counterattack (24me), an out-of-frame attempt by Kane at the corner drop after this opportunity (25me), the departure due to injury of John Stones (37me) replaced by Kyle Walker, and a timid reaction from the visitors with a low shot from Joshua Kimmich directly outside the goal at the end (44me), here is, in short, what to remember about the first period. Finally, the most striking moment of this first part was surely the chill God save the king at a packed Wembley, obviously paying a final tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8.

Germany-Maguire 2, England 3

Returning from the locker room, the cameras have long been focused on Harry Maguire. And not for the right reasons. Yet. He clumsy on a rise from his own surface, the one struggling to find a starting job at Manchester United with the hype and cymbal arrival of Lisandro Martinez, then completely misses his intervention on Jamal Musiala. With the help of video, Germany scores a penalty, converted by İlkay Gündoğan (0-1, 52me). In great difficulty on Monday night, Maguire lost an extremely important ball in midfield a few minutes later, and saw Timo Werner and Kai Havertz run perfectly into this gap to score the second goal of the game, with a fine combination. (0-2, 67me). Realistically, the Germans then found the net on their only two shots on goal in the game. For their part, Gareth Southgate’s men had to rely on their replacements to be dangerous. With a good counterattack orchestrated by Bukayo Saka, Reece James finds Luke Shaw in the area, who closes the gap. (1-2, 72me). A few minutes later, the scroll of gunners Mason Mount serves, also coming down the road, who finds the net with a shot from the edge of the area. (2-2, 75me). England, therefore not scoring in the game since the start of this Nations League and 520 minutes, put an end to this shortage by scoring twice in three minutes. The purge turns into a festival, and sleeping fans wake up, only to explode moments later when Harry Kane gives the home team the lead following a Schlotterbeck penalty and a Bellingham foul. (3-2, 82me). The visitors are finally up to par with the English after a rude mistake by Nick Pope and a brace by Havertz (3-3, 87me). End of the story of this prolific score. If they have not shown anything in recent months, the two teams have the merit of leaving this competition offering a nice show.

England (3-4-3): Pope-Stones (Walker, 37me), Maguire, Dier-James, Rice, Bellingham (Henderson, 90me+1), Shaw Foden (Saka, 66me), Kane, Sterling (Mount, 66me). Coach : Gareth Southgate.

Germany (4-2-3-1): Ter Stegen – Kehrer, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Raum (Gosens, 68me)-Gündoğan, Kimmich-Hofmann (Werner, 46me), Musiala (Müller, 79me), Sané (Gnabry, 68me) – Havertz (Bella-Kotchap, 90me). Coach : Joaquin Low.

By Mateo Darbas

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