England and Germany played out an exciting 1-1 draw in their group stage match of the UEFA Nations League at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, June 7.
The hosts came into this game having drawn their opening match 1-1 against Italy.
Hansi Flick and his men were keen to put a win on the board as he fielded a strong starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Hungary, which sent them to the bottom of the group.
Gareth Southgate and his men were eager to spark a turnaround starting with this game.
Die Mannschaft started the game on the front foot and looked threatening in attack
. Jonas Hofmann seemed to have given them a dream start after breaking through England’s defences and scoring.
However, the goal was ruled out for offside by the linesman and then by a VAR check.
Kalvin Phillips suffered early heartbreak after he went down a couple of times within the first 15 minutes.
He was in visible distress and was replaced by Jude Bellingham. It was an early end to the night for a player who has had such a tough season, battling with injury throughout.
Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller looked to take things into their own hands as they drove forward to put Germany ahead in the game.
However, they were met with a resolute English backline. It was led by Declan Rice as he dropped deep to assist Harry Maguire and John Stones.
Mason Mount and Harry Kane led the effort for the visitors in attack, but saw little to no results. Bukayo Saka attempted a shot late in the half which was tipped over the crossbar by Manuel Neuer.
He came close shortly after but his curling effort was narrowly wide of the target.
The two sides played a total of eight minutes of first-half stoppage time, owing to a halt in the game following Phillips’ injury.
However, neither could will themselves onto the scoresheet as Germany and England went into the break tied at 0-0.
Germany came out for the second period as they did for the first, attacking and taking the game to England.
They were rewarded for their efforts just five minutes into the restart.
Jonas Hofmann scored from an assist by Joshua Kimmich to put the hosts 1-0 ahead after 50 minutes.
Jordan Pickford could have done much better to save the shot as it took a deflection off him and into the net.
The goal gave the hosts a major boost as they kept possession for longer and moved the ball from side to side swiftly.
Both managers made changes to their sides as they brought in fresh legs in a bid to further their efforts.
All of the changes made in the second half were attacking changes, with the players subbed on doing well to make the game exciting.
There was late drama after Nico Schlotterbeck clipped Harry Kane in the box.
The referee did not award the penalty initially, but duly reversed his decision after reviewing the move on the monitor upon VAR’s advice.
The England captain stepped up and scored his 50th goal for the Three Lions, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton in the process.
Schlotterbeck was booked for the offense as Germany prepared themselves for a lengthy final 10 minutes.
However, neither side managed to score in the dying moments as England and Germany shared points after a thrilling second half.