Hofmann deceives, Kane makes 1-1 in the 88th minute.  Germany and England no longer win

At the Allianz the penalty in the final stops the Germans. Pickford and Neuer good at keeping the race in balance. Turkey makes 6 to Lithuania. Success also for Finland, Bosnia and Luxembourg

The face, at least this time, is safe. The ending in crescendo rewards an England still to be recorded in many respects, Gareth Southgate’s team comes out unscathed from Munich thanks to the penalty converted by Harry Kane two minutes from the end. Second draw in a row for Germany, which does not spring forward like Italy and remains third in group 3 of the Serie A of the Nations League. The Germans had unlocked the match at the start of the second half with Hofmann, taking advantage of the freedoms granted by the opposing defense, only to be joined when it seemed done.

THE FIRST TIME

Flick changes seven men compared to the previous game, confirming only Neuer, Rudiger, Kimmich and Muller. On the other hand Southgate is looking for a more effective and concrete game development, so he opts for the back four in a classic 4-3-3. But this doesn’t seem to work either, because Germany has a much better start, which after a few seconds shows up in Pickford with the conclusion of Havertz. Kane tries to make himself dangerous in the other penalty area, while at 15 ‘Phillips is forced to leave the field due to an injury after a game clash with Schlotterbeck; in its place Bellingham. Hoffman found the lead in the 23rd minute, when he took advantage of Maguire’s mistake on Havertz’s throw to fly towards the goal, but the starting position was irregular and the goal was canceled. England also comes close shortly after, with Kane picking up the ball in the box after Neuer’s wrong exit without being able to place it in the mirror. In the long recovery of the first half (eight minutes), Saka tries to give him a shock with a shot that ends just outside.

THE SECOND HALF

Germany unlocked the match on the first chance of the second half. Kimmich is good at finding Hofmann in the area, who turns perfectly and beats Pickford: this time he is good, in the 50th minute he is 1-0. The rhythms drop, the English do not find solutions forward and the Everton goalkeeper is forced to overtime saving on Muller. The entry of Grealish in the 73rd minute is the turning point of the game, with him England change times. The spaces are occupied with more criteria and each descent seems to be able to enhance the qualities of the attackers. In the end, the efforts are rewarded in the 85th minute, when the contact in the area between Schlotterbeck and Kane – initially not sanctioned by referee Del Cerro Grande – is punished with a penalty after the on-field review. The Tottenham player presents himself from the spot, displacing Neuer and avoiding the second defeat in a row in as many games at the Three Lions.

THE OTHER RACES

The program of the day was opened by the success of Finland over Montenegro (2-0), which is worth the top of group 3 of Serie B for the Scandinavians, shared with Bosnia which in turn won against Romania 1-0. . Luxembourg is confirmed with full points in group 1 of Serie C by beating the Faroe Islands at home; higher step also in this case occupied with another team, Turkey, which in turn walked on the field of Lithuania with a clear 0-6.

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