A God Save the King shocking a Wembley dressed in his best costume a few weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, six goals, penalties, the use of VAR, perfect coaching, and a Harry Maguire still next of his bombs: it was England- Germany which was unattractive on paper gave a smile to the 85,000 spectators.
England 3-3 Germany
Goals: Shaw (72e), Mountain (75e) and Kane (83e) for Three Lions // Gündoğan (52e) and Havertz (67e and 87e) for Mannschaft
In case some doubt it: no, a meeting without the slightest stake does not systematically offer cleansing. And to ensure that no one asks the question again in the future, England and Germany have taken care to serve up a real spectacle for the 85,000 supporters who will be on the shores of Wembley for the meeting this Monday night, counting down to the last day of the group stage of the League of Nations (3-3). Semi-finalists of the 2018 World Cup and finalists of Euro 2020, the Three Lions suffered a severe disappointment a few weeks before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by being relegated to League B a few days later after their defeat against Italy (0-1). In front, the Mannschaft once again bid farewell to his hopes of joining the End 4 by losing last Friday to the surprise of everyone in his land against Hungary (0-1). In short, the two gained little, except perhaps their respective honors. Something to shake up the scoreboard.
Sleep in the first part
A good intervention by Marc-André ter Stegen against Raheem Sterling at the end of an English counter-attack (24e), an attempt by Kane that was off-frame in the corner after this opportunity (25e), the injury outing of John Stones (37e) replaced by Kyle Walker, and a timid reaction from the visitors to a low shot from Joshua Kimmich directly from the goal in the end (44e), here, in summary, what can be remembered from the first episode. Finally, the most remarkable moment of this first part is the shaking God Save the King to a packed Wembley, apparently paying a final tribute to Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8.
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Germany-Maguire 2, England 3
Upon returning from the locker room, the cameras have long been trained on Harry Maguire. And not for the right reasons. Still. Clumsy in a rise from his own face, the one who struggled to find a starting place at Manchester United to arrive with the great fanfare of Lisandro Martinez then completely miss his intervention in Jamal Musiala. With the help of the video, Germany received a penalty, converted by İlkay Gündoğan (0-1, 52e). In the thick of it on Monday night, Maguire lost a crucial ball in midfield minutes later, and saw Timo Werner and Kai Havertz absolutely rush through the break to score the second. goal of the game, with a nice combination. (0-2, 67e). In fact, the Germans quickly found the net with their only two shots on target of the game. For their part, Gareth Southgate’s men will have to rely on their substitutes to pose a threat. With a brilliant counter-attack orchestrated by Bukayo Saka, Reece James found Luke Shaw in the box, who closed the gap. (1-2, 72e). A few minutes later, the wisp of Gunners serving Mason Mount, who also entered the road, who found the net with a shot from the edge of the box (2-2, 75e). England, which has therefore not scored in the game since the start of this League of Nations and 520 minutes, ended this scarcity by scoring twice in three minutes. The clean-up turned into a festival, and the sleeping fans woke up, only to explode later on after Harry Kane gave the home side the lead following a Schlotterbeck penalty and a Bellingham foul. (3-2, 82e). The visitors finally got the English back on level terms after a horrendous error from Nick Pope and a double from Havertz (3-3, 87e). End of story on this prolific score. If they have not shown anything in recent months, both selections have the merit to leave this competition by offering a great performance.
Amazing Wembley scenario! In ten minutes, England went from 0-2 to 3-2 after a penalty perfectly converted by Harry Kane! Live: https://t.co/oA7tjzD8QK # ENGAGE #lequipeFOOT pic.twitter.com/YYye5aNSlL
— THE TEAM (@theteam) September 26, 2022
England (3-4-3): Pope-Stones (Walker, 37e), Maguire, Dier-James, Rice, Bellingham (Henderson, 90e+1), Shaw-Foden (Saka, 66e), Kane, Sterling (Mount, 66e). coach : Gareth Southgate.
Germany (4-2-3-1): Ter Stegen – Kehrer, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Raum (Gosens, 68e) – Gündoğan, Kimmich – Hofmann (Werner, 46e), Musiala (Müller, 79e), Sané (Gnabry, 68e) – Havertz (Bella-Kotchap, 90e). coach : Joachim Low.
By Matthew Darbas