England vs Germany Match Review

First Half

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The match started with both teams trying to assert their dominance. Soon after, Germany began to dominate possession and create chances. The first big chance fell to the Germans. Nick Pope took a heavy first touch which allowed a German attacker to connect with the ball, leading it to fall at the feet of Gundogan who fired it over the bar. 

The best chance of the first half came in the 24th minute. Shaw found Sterling with a lovely weighted pass. He beat his defender with a chop but failed to beat Marc-André ter Stegen. 

Minutes later, Sterling would meet the Barcelona keeper 1v1 again and the result was similar to the first time.

Kimmich closed out the first half with a low-driven shot that went just wide of Nick Pope’s goal.

Second Half

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In the 49th minute, Jamal Musiala won the ball from a sloppy Harry Maguire pass, nutmegged him, and won a penalty. Gundogan stepped up and passed it into the bottom right corner to give his country the lead on the night. 

Werner found Havertz in a pocket of space who took one touch and curled it past Nick Pope. 2-0 Germany. 

England responded in the 71st minute through Luke Shaw. Reece James whipped in a lovely cross that fell to Shaw’s feet. He took a touch and slotted the ball into the back of the net. 

Four minutes later, Saka received the ball in the right half-space, took on three German players, and found Mount who curled it past Ter Stegen to tie the game. 

Nico Schlotterbeck’s foul on Bellingham in the box gave England their chance to complete the comeback. England’s captain and second highest goal scorer, Harry Kane, stepped up and scored, moving him 2 goals away from Rooney’s record (53).

In the 87th minute, Gnabry curled one from outside the box and Nick Pope failed to deal with it. Havertz was there to score his second and his team’s third on the night. 

The match ended 3-3 and both managers will have more negative takeaways than positive on the night. 

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