Germany vs England live: score and latest updates from Nations League match in Munich – Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

08:10 PM

59 min Germany 1 England 0       

Kane takes, plants his shot into the wall and Rudiger hacks it clear.

Hofmann scores - Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Hofmann scores – Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

08:08 PM

58 min Germany 1 England 0       

England free-kick, 22 yards out, parallel with the left angle of the box.

08:08 PM

55 min Germany 1 England 0     

Mount has another dig at goal and this time Schlotterbeck deflects it behind. Not for the first time, England waste the corner.

08:05 PM

53 min Germany 1 England 0     

That was a fantastic pass from Kimmich, using Klostermann as a dummy on the overlap to pull Trippier out of position.

England fire straight back with a blistering, dipping shot from Mount, 25 yards out, that Neuer shovels round the post.

08:03 PM

51 min Germany 1 England 0     

England have been asking for that after another sluggish start to the half. Havertz, Kimmich and Gundogan combine with rat-a-tat-tat passes down the inside-right. Kimmich then seizes the initiative when Havertz cuts the ball back to him and clips an incisive pass to the right of the penalty spot where Hofmann, exploiting Trippier’s loss of position and Maguire’s erroneous attempt to play him offside, can shoot straight at goal and buries his venomous right-foot shot past Pickford.

08:00 PM

GOAL!!

Germany 1 England 0 (Hofmann)

07:59 PM

48 min Germany 0 England 0               

England Saka is more tucked in than he was in the first half but Germany again get free down the inside-left channel and it takes Rice’s diligence to stop Havertz.

07:56 PM

46 min Germany 0 England 0               

No changes. Germany kick off as England fans give the locals an encore of the national anthem. Rudiger works the ball over to Schlotterbeck who knocks it forward but Muller is caught offside. England’s offside trap wasn’t working effectively in the first half. They couldn’t stay in line.

07:41 PM

Half-time Germany 0 England 0

Germany have been the better side. In games like this one might expect England to hunker down and try to sucker their opponents on the counter but they are trying to go toe to toe, not always successfully and they look very vulnerable down their right with Walker receiving littleno support from Saka. Musiala is a special talent.

07:39 PM

45+8 min Germany 0 England 0             

Raum puts too much on a left-wing cross on the stroke of half-time. Havertz craned his neck at the near post but couldn’t get there.

07:38 PM

45+7 min Germany 0 England 0             

Good work on the cover from Trippier to slide in and stop the ball being played to Hoffmann between him and Maguire.

07:37 PM

45+5 min Germany 0 England 0           

Saka has another decent effort when he cuts in from the right on to his left and whips a shot that he tries to bend in at the far post. Neuer dives headlong to make sure but had it covered and it whistles past the post. Good work from Sterling with a gambolling dribble to put Saka away.

07:34 PM

45+3 min Germany 0 England 0           

England break down the right when Kimmich isn’t awarded the free-kick he demanded. Saka storms down the inside-right and flays a shot that Neuer slaps over from the near post.

07:32 PM

45+1 min Germany 0 England 0         

Kimmich floats the free-kick to the left of the box. Schlotterbeck heads it back across goal and Musiala thumps a volley straight down Pickford’s throat.

The fourth official makes the crowd gasp by signalling right minutes of stoppage time for various injuries plus VAR.

07:30 PM

45 min Germany 0 England 0         

Germany free-kick, 40 yards out, right of centre.

07:29 PM

43 min Germany 0 England 0       

Kimmich and Gundogan have hit half a dozen balls over the England back four that have caused them problems and it’s Kimmich this time who almost helps Havertz break the deadlock. Raum slides in and knocks the pass back from the byline to Havertz. The Chelsea forward claims Walker fouls him, and he has a decent case to make, but the ref waves play on and he can’t find the space to work a shot through or find Muller who has stolen forward to try to help him.

07:26 PM

41 min Germany 0 England 0       

England just can’t keep hold of the ball. It’s the old English disease, giving the ball away, more the fault of the runners than the man in possession.

07:25 PM

39 min Germany 0 England 0     

Musiala beats Bellingham down the inside left but tries one shimmy and jink too many instead of laying the ball off and allows Stones to get his toe in.

07:24 PM

37 min Germany 0 England 0     

Trippier does very well at left-back and at the back post to stop Havertz meeting a cross at the apex of his leap and finishing from six yards.

England are scrambling defensively and look very vulnerable. But they continue to survive, sometimes by the skin of their teeth. Walker needs help. Raum, Musiala and Hoffmann with his right-to-left runs are triple-teaming him too often.

07:22 PM

34 min Germany 0 England 0   

Hoffmann makes a great run from right wing-back to inside left and traps the ball clipped over the top but his first touch takes him away from goal and his second isn’t good enough to help him recover the situation.

Germany's midfielder Jamal Musiala (R) and England's defender Harry Maguire - TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s midfielder Jamal Musiala (R) and England’s defender Harry Maguire – TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images

07:19 PM

32 min Germany 0 England 0   

Another England injury concern. Two, in fact. Trippier is carrying on gamely but gingerly with a painful shoulder while Sterling has either lower back pain or a hamstring issue.

Both soldier on for now.

07:17 PM

30 min Germany 0 England 0 

Raum drives a long diagonal from left to right. Trippier backpedals to head it out but he falls heavily s he loses his balance and lands on Hoffmann’s heel with his head. The ball had already flown out for a throw. Earlier Schlotterbeck was caught dawdling, Kane glided down the right of the box and squared the perfect ball for a back-post finish but Sterling could not make the ground up.

07:14 PM

28 min Germany 0 England 0 

Musiala snake-hips his way down the inside left, sitting Rice down as he turns this way and that, and then curls a right-foot shot that Maguire blocks with his chest. He has a second bite at it and chips it into the box for Havertz who has his back to goal but tries to flick a header over Pickford but cannot impart the height to clear him.

07:12 PM

26 min Germany 0 England 0

Seems like a seat of the pants performance from England. They are having their moments but no periods of control. You could say the same of Germany, too, after their dominant first 15. England have a corner on the left, Neuer flaps at it, though claims he was fouled by Maguire. Kane meets it on the half-volley and thunders a shot over the bar. The linesman agrees with Neuer so it wouldn’t have stood anyway.

07:10 PM

24 min Germany 0 England 0

No goal. Hoffmann was offside when the ball was lumped forward and neither Maguire nor Havertz, who easily rolled the Man Utd captain, touched it.

07:09 PM

22 min Germany 0 England 0

Jonas Hoffmann races through from 40 yards to go one-on-one with Pickford and slots a shot into the England goal. Up goes the flag immediately.

Over to VAR.

07:07 PM

20 min Germany 0 England 0       

Germany are very hot on the multiball system. As soon as it goes out of play the ball boys hurl a new one at the nearest white shirt.

 England's Kalvin Phillips - Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

England’s Kalvin Phillips – Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

07:05 PM

17 min Germany 0 England 0     

Germany continue to press far more athletically and more aggressive intent than England but both sides are moving the ball forward quickly. It’s not sticking, though, as Kane doesn’t play as a nine and Germany don’t have one.

07:03 PM

15 min Germany 0 England 0     

Declan Rice, two minutes after making a good block from Musiala, almost unlocks his own defence with a back-pass straight through the heart of his centre-back pairing. Muller hares after it but Pickford races out to hack it away and then has to rely on good fortune to deny Musiala at the near post.

07:00 PM

14 min Germany 0 England 0   

Muller goes berserk when he puts the ball into the goal, having not heard the whistle. They took a throw too quickly and/or from the wrong position and the referee had stopped the game to allow Kalvin Phllips, who crumpled in a heap after limping for 30 seconds, to go off.

On comes Jude Bellingham.

Harry Kane shoots at goal - Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Harry Kane shoots at goal – Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

06:57 PM

11 min Germany 0 England 0   

Musiala keeps cutting in from the whitewash on the left and ghosting into space. Walker, so far, is finding it dificult to track him. Phillips jogs back on.

06:56 PM

9 min Germany 0 England 0 

Phillips is injured in an accidental collision with Schlotterbeck whose knee catches him in the side of the thigh. Classic dead leg hobbling ensues.

In fact he needs a second dose of treatment and has to go off, leaving England with 10 men for now.

06:53 PM

7 min Germany 0 England 0 

From the corner Kane wallops a shot through traffic and behind.

06:52 PM

6 min Germany 0 England 0

Now it’s Muller’s turn not to be given the foul he wants when challenged by Rice. The England midfielder drills a pass up to Kane who knocks it round the corner and into the box on the left for Sterling who drives an angled shot on goal but Rudiger sticks out his leg to divert it behind for a corner.

06:50 PM

4 min Germany 0 England 0

Better defensively from England at the second corner – Kane lies on top of the ball at one point in the area. The referee tells him to get up and play on rather than invite the foul and he leaps to his feet and get on with it.

06:49 PM

3 min Germany 0 England 0

Very scrappy from England, another slow start, conceding a corner when Trippier goes for discretion rather than recklessness. England are being pressed too much for their comfort. In comes the corner from the right and it needs Walker to hook it behind off a German boot for another. Everyone else seemed half asleep.

06:47 PM

1 min Germany 0 England 0

England kick off, attacking from right to left and launch the ball up the right. conceding a throw-in within seconds.

Germany build from the back. Rudiger sweeps the ball from the middle to the right, they switch it over to the left and Musiala sends Havertz in behind Walker and he thumps a low shot from a difficult angle straight at Pickford.

06:45 PM

The referee puts the ball on the spot

Blows his whistle and the players take the knee. The crowd applauds.

06:42 PM

Time for the national anthems

All 22 players singing, but with different levels of engagement.

06:41 PM

Both sides will take the knee tonight

Southgate explains why:

Both nations have vastly multi-cultural populations, and both have had issues with that. So we’re united on that, we stand together on that, and it’s an important show of camaraderie.

06:38 PM

The teams are in the tunnel

Germany in white and black. England, refusing to go full 66, are in all royal blue with red trim. Not a good look.

06:36 PM

Gareth Southgate confirms formation switch

And says it was the formation he always had earmarked for this game and feels, like playing Brazil, Germany always offer a benchmark for where England are.

06:32 PM

So, couldn’t have been more wrong about the formations

England at their most fluent with three at the back switch to four, Germany at their best with four, try three. Or so we’re told. They might be spoofing each other … and us.

06:29 PM

Those line-ups in black and white

There seems to be confirmation that England are reverting to a back four with Trippier at left-back and Saka in his Arsenal position wide on the right.

Germany (3-4-2-1)  Neuer; Schollerbeck, Rudiger, Klostermann; Hofmann, Kimmich, Gundogan, Raum; Muller, Musiala; Havertz.
Substitutes Trapp (gk), Baumann (gk), Stach, Kehrer, Goretzka, Werner, Gnabry, Nmecha, Sule, Henrichs, Sane, Brandt.

England (3-4-3)  Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier; Phillips, Rice, Saka; Sterling, Mount; Kane.
Substitutes  Pope (gk), Ramsdale (gk), James, Grealish, Guehi, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Gallagher, Bellingham, Bowen, Alexander-Arnold, Abraham

06:09 PM

C4 has stuck with Michael Owen

Presumably for this very moment: his memories of 2001:

06:05 PM

Channel 4 says England are playing four at the back

With Walker at right-back and Trippier at left-back. Hmmmm.

06:01 PM

Those team changes

England made six changes for their Nations League clash against Germany in Munich as Raheem Sterling returned to collect his 75th cap.

Manager Gareth Southgate seemingly stuck with a three-man defence as John Stones replaced Conor Coady and Bukayo Saka started in place of the injured James Justin.

There were also recalls for Kalvin Phillips, Kieran Trippier and Mason Mount as the Three Lions looked to bounce back from their surprise loss to Hungary in their opening Group A3 fixture.

Only Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rudiger, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller kept their places in the Germany side that drew with Italy on Saturday night.

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Chelsea forward Kai Havertz were among those to be drafted in, as well as former England youth international Jamal Musiala.

06:01 PM

Those formations suggest

Saka will play at left wing-back and Trippier on the right while Lukas Klostermann will play as an orthodox right-back, David Raum on the left with Havertz as a false nine? with Musiala, Muller and Hoffmann behind.

05:53 PM

Looks like England’s 3-4-3 will play Flick’s 4-2-3-1

They only look comfortable when they play three at the back.

05:48 PM

Your Germany XI

05:48 PM

Mason Mount starts

I thought Jack Grealish may have played on the left but Southgate sticks with Mount.

05:46 PM

Your England team

04:59 PM

England likely line-up

But England’s likeliest line-up would feature a back three. Phil Foden was ruled out of the Hungary match with Covid and is still at home in England. Here’s what I think it will be:

Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; James, Phillips, Rice, Trippier; Saka, Kane, Sterling.

04:55 PM

England team news: a reminder of the squad

Goalkeepers  Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), James Justin (Leicester City) Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal)

Midfielders  Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

04:34 PM

Good evening

And welcome to live coverage of England’s Nations League match against Germany in Munich, the first time England have played in the city since the ‘Golden Generation’s’ finest hour in 2001. Having lost their opening Group A3 fixture against Hungary at the weekend, Gareth Southgate has to strike a balance between his desire to experiment in the build-up to the World Cup with avoiding relegation to the second tier of the Nations League, a prospect that will not overly concern most of the public but one which will make Wembley harder to fill next year. Fortunately he should be able to do both tonight by reuniting his Euro 2020 midfield partnership of Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice and recalling Raheem Sterling, all three of whom were present and correct when knocking Germany out of the Euros last June, ending the 14-year spell of Jogi Low as head coach.

Under his successor, Hansi Flick, Germany are unbeaten in 10 games, winning eight and drawing two. They topped their World Cup qualifying group by nine points and Serge Gnabry, Ilkay Gundogan and Timo Werner each scored five goals to ensure their presence in Qatar. He has kept the veterans engaged, empowered Joshua Kimmich et al and given talented youngsters, such as England’s tug-of-war lost lad, the brilliant Jamal Musiala, his head. They are a team in transition, of course, not what they were or are going to be come Euro 2024, but they haven’t lost in Munich for 12 years.

Most of the pre-match scrutiny has focused on the possibility of trouble. Indeed seven fans were arrested last night and there are several more thousand England supporters in the city intent on going to the match than the 3,466 who have tickets in the allocated away section. At least the 1,122 subject to banning orders will not be there but proper Bavarian beer + sunshine + herd mentality makes hoolie watch a bigger preoccupation before and during these fixtures than the match itself.

Join us at 6pm for all the build-up, team news and speculation on why Channel 4 are playing their big football opportunity so safe.



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