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Germany vs. England in the Nations League: rollercoaster ride when relegated


Four goals in 15 minutes: Nations League relegated England turned a deficit against the DFB-Elf and could not win. Everything about the ter Stegen parades, Harry Maguire's dropouts - and a dream goal.

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Double goal scorer Kai Havertz


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England will appear in the B-League of the Nations League in the coming season – that was already clear to the European runners-up before the duel against Germany.

When the DFB selection then also led 2-0, the game seemed to be over.

But far from it: England was able to turn the game around at Wembley Stadium within just eleven minutes, but did not leave the field as the winner.

The result:

Germany played 3:3 against England (click here for the match report).

The DFB selection ended the Nations League season second to bottom in Group 3. Italy fought their way into the semi-finals in the parallel game thanks to a 2-0 win over Hungary.

Minute of silence for the Queen:

While other football stadiums have reacted maliciously to the death of Queen Elizabeth II in the past few days ("Lizzy's in a Box", "If you hate the royal family clap your hands"), it stayed in the Wembley Stadium silent at the minute of mourning for the deceased.

Not a word could be heard from the more than 80,000 spectators.

First excitement:

against Hungary he only came on after 70 minutes, against England Jamal Musiala, who played for England in his youth, played from the start.

And the 20-year-old provided the first Oha! moment at Wembley Stadium: Musiala put keeper Nick Pope under pressure, who shot him.

Ilkay Gündoğan got the ball, but shot it over the bar (11th minute).

Ter Stegen vs. Raheem Sterling:

Three goals conceded, Marc-André ter Stegen will not have liked that.

However, he was able to book the private duel against England attacker Raheem Sterling as a clear victory.

He made strong saves against the striker three times – after a counterattack (25'), after an attack from the left (44') and then there was a grateful "goalkeeper ball" from which ter Stegen was able to save with a flying insert.

That probably looked more spectacular than it was dangerous.

Out of step:

England defender Harry Maguire has become a walking internet meme in recent years and has even been booed at Wembley Stadium.

The third most expensive purchase in Manchester United history (87 million euros) had to take some mockery due to poor performance.

He suffered a double drop-out against Germany: first he played the ball into Jamal Musiala's feet, then he kicked the German in the shins.

The consequence: a penalty that Gündogan converted safely (52nd).

Advantage Havertz:

Alongside Musiala, Kai Havertz was also new in the starting XI compared to the Hungary game.

In direct comparison to Timo Werner, who offered a shot into the clouds, a cross pass into nowhere and a reasonable shot next to the goal against England, Havertz was able to score points in the fight for a regular place - with a dream goal (almost) in the corner (and later then a dust-off to 3:3).

Incidentally, the 2-0 was initiated by a ball loss by... Harry Maguire.

Eleven minutes, three goals:

bankruptcy to relegation?

The English didn't want to admit this weakness after all.

They start a brilliant race to catch up.

First Luke Shaw scored through Ter Stegen's legs (72'), then Mason Mount took a ball directly (75'), before Harry Kane converted a penalty kick caused by Nico Schlotterbek (83').

The Wembley jubilation storms were then dampened by Havertz.

57 days:

That's how long it will be before the German national team meets Japan in the first group match at the World Cup in Qatar on November 23.

Before that, the DFB selection will test again against Oman (November 16).

Neither England nor Germany emerged as favorites for the title that evening.

"Individual mistakes were made," said national coach Hansi Flick after the game on RTL: "It must not happen that we give up a lead like that.

But we came back, that's the positive thing." Double goal scorer Havertz pushed the pace: "We still have seven weeks to fix the mistakes."

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-09-26

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