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Germany - England
International friendlies - 26 March 2016
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FULL TIME: Germany 2 England 3
Only seconds remaining now and Jack Butland will be one relieved man. Great performance.
No more than England have deserved tonight and that will fuel the optimism of England fans everywhere. Just a minute to hang on…
GOAL ENGLAND! And Eric Dier heads home Henderson’s corner to complete a remarkable comeback. WOW!!!
There will be three additional minutes as England force another corner.
And that really should have been 3-2 to England!
Khedira passes wide to Schurrle as it opens up for Germany but a poor cross lets England off the hook.
Still a man of the match performance from Alli as England finish strongly. Will he get another chance?
Alli still shaking his head at the one that got away. That would, and should have completed a remarkable comeback.
BIG CHANCE! Vardy pounces on an awful pass across goal and pulls it back to Alli. It seems he must score but plants his effort over the bar!
Here's that superb Vardy flick.
Henderson with the corner and Germany survive. Both sides would be distraught to lose this now.
Tough to know what was the better finish, Kane’s or Vardy’s. Two wonderful finishes as Kane wins another corner.
Gotze playing as the main striker at the moment. Has struggled for form coming back from injury recently.
TEN MINUTES REMAINING: Dier fouls Khedira and goes into the book.
Germany sub: Gomez comes off to be replaced by Gotze
Gotze preparing to come on for Germany. Cracking match now.
Well he’s only been on for a minute. What an impact. Podolski is on for Muller for Germany.
GOAL ENGLAND! And it’s that man Jamie Vardy with his first international goal, turning in Clyne’s cross at the near post. Fabulous finish!
Kane goes for glory but it’s well wide. His tail is up though.
Alli pushed out to the left and Barkley in the advanced midfield position behind Kane.
England not out of this by a long chalk. England pressing Germany well now and the injection of Vardy and Barkley can now give them more impetus. Welbeck and Lallana go off.
SAVE NEUER! Another great England attack and Alli almost levels matters but for a fantastic save with a stretched boot by Neuer.
England win a dangerous free kick but Kane doesn’t get enough elevation and it’s straight into the wall.
Looks like Jamie Vardy and Ross Barkley ready to come on.
Here's that Kane tribute to Cruyff!
Germany sub: Schurrle comes on to replace Reus.
That really was a fitting tribute to Johan Cruyff from Harry Kane. Sure it wasn’t planned!
Here's the Germany second.
GOAL ENGLAND! It’s game on as Harry Kane keeps the corner alive, turning brilliantly in the box with a Cruyff-like drag back before firing into the far corner past Neuer.
That’s Gomez’s first goal for Germany since Euro 2012.
No chance for Forster there. Not many keepers would have saved that one.
GOAL GERMANY! And this time Gomez isn’t to be denied, heading in Khedira’s excellent ball.
Here's that good Alli effort.
CHANCE! Great work from Welbeck down the left. He pulls it back to Henderson, whose shot is deflected over the bar by Hector.
Alli finding space in between the German midfield players. England playing forward quickly and still troubling Germany.
Forster in the action.
That save actually looked better on the replay, Neuer doing well to save a swerving effort that would have crept in.
Smalling misjudges the bounce of the ball but escapes. England break and Alli’s shot is saved by Neuer low to his right.
Germany win a free kick. In it comes and Forster has to help it on its way and tip it over the bar off the bounce.
With four more friendlies coming up after this one, Roy Hodgson may opt not to make too many subs too quickly.
A nice start from England with a good move down the left flank. The final pass is covered by sub Tah and out for a goal kick.
Back underway here in Berlin. Tah is on for Hummels for Germany, no subs for England yet.
HALF TIME: Germany 1-0 England
Here's the Germany goal.
Forster is on for his fourth England cap and there will be two added minutes.
How unfortunate and Butland is distraught. He was just distracted for a second and the injury means he has to be replaced by Fraser Forster.
GOAL GERMANY! Butland is limping after a clearance and he hasn’t fully recovered before Kroos’ shot whistles past him at the near post.
Alli again with space. A little too intricate in the end between Henderson and Clyne and Germany clear.
Here's that Lallana chance.
England ramping up the pressure at the end of this half. They’ve played well.
At last Can is booked for a clumsy challenge on Welbeck. In comes the Rose free kick and Hector clears.
ENGLAND CLOSE: Welbeck dallies too long, allowing Can to block his shot and Lallana blazes the follow-up over the bar.
STAT: England have won on each of their last two visits to Germany (5-1 in September 2001 and 2-1 in November 2008).
So Jack Butland and the linesman keeping this at 0-0 but England have also had their chances. Not a bad match.
Would be nice to see Vardy having a run at Rüdiger and Hummels at some point. His pace will surely frighten them. Surely after the break.
Kroos fancies his chances with a volley from distance but it’s very optimistic and well over.
Here's how England escaped.
Lovely little exchange and Alli is taken out by Can. Usually a clear yellow card challenge.
Gomez hasn’t scored for Germany in four years and he will feel harshly done by there.
GOAL RULED OUT! Gomez thinks he’s put Germany ahead and it looks like Clyne was playing him on but the flag goes up. Lucky!
England starting to click as an attacking force and Hummels lucky to get away without a booking for chopping down Welbeck although this is only a friendly.
England flooding forward again and only that killer final ball has prevented them going ahead.
England defending well as a team and there’s a really good balance to this side at the moment.
Dele Alli goes close...
England unphased by this almost full-strength Germany side and it’s been a very even contest so far.
Welbeck releases Clyne but his cross is just behind Lallana, who is wrongfooted. Another good move though.
Here's that good Butland save.
The England fans really making themselves heard here with a bellowing rendition of ‘God save the Queen’.
First time shot from Alli and it’s a sweet hit that has Neuer scrambling but it rises over the bar.
Does nobody like the England away kit?
Alli races clear to the edge of the Germany area and goes for the first time header from Cahill’s long ball. He doesn’t get enough on it and it’s easy for Neuer.
SAVE! Butland forced into a courageous save to deny Hummels. He’ll be happy with that.
Germany have settled into a nice passing rhythm and Gomez heads off Cahill for a corner.
Ten minutes played and a good start from England, making some dangerous forays.
Lovely ball from Kane into Henderson and his cross is just too far out of Welbeck’s reach.
Cahill connects with Henderson’s corner and it’s a decent chance but he heads it well wide.
Lallana tripped by Kroos and England win a throw. Reus’ clearance bounces behind for a corner.
The England or Germany one?
Long ball from Rüdiger tries to release Can but it’s out for a throw. Cagey start.
Early chance for Khedira on the edge of the box but a good block from Clyne deflects the ball aweay for a corner. Muller then penalised for a shove in the box.
Reus miscontrols, allowing Lallana to sprint down the right before he’s halted by Hummels. Welbeck is wide on the left, attacking Can.
This is the first five friendlies before the start of the Euro 2016 tournament. England attacking in their striking new all-red away kit.
Kick-off! A minute’s silence for the tragic events in Belgium impeccably observed and referee Gianluca Rocchi blows the whistle to get us underway here. An atmosphere befitting of this great fixture.
The players are in the tunnel and making their way out onto the pitch. Both sides sporting black armbands on their respective new strips in tribute to the great Johan Cruyff.
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Expect goals tonight. England haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last six meetings against Germany (W2 L4)
Reasons for England fans to be optimistic. England have won on each of their last two visits to Germany (5-1 in September 2001 and 2-1 in November 2008).
Roy Hodgson on Dele Alli: "I'm impressed with the way Dele has been all season. Whenever you have a player who is that young, and you recognise the talent despite the fact he is only 19, it is a bold decision to put him in the squad and play him. But myself, Gary Neville and Ray Lewington are all convinced he has the capacity and ability to play so we took the chance and have been rewarded."
Remember, England are without the injured Joe Hart, Raheem Sterling and Ryan Bertrand; Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss out after partly tearing ligaments in his right knee while central defenders Jerome Boateng and Benedikt Hoewedes are also sidelined.
Mats Hummels on England: "In my opinion they are one of the top teams, and among the five or six teams that will challenge for the trophy next summer," Hummels told the national team's official website. "They have a lot of good, young players and have managed to build a very strong squad - both defensively and offensively. They have proved that both in World Cup and Euro qualification - it will be a good test for us."
Joachim Low on Jamie Vardy: "We did watch him and he is a spectacular player. A great performance, we did talk about him the last couple of days, not only him, but he is a player who is straightforward and is always looking to find the gap in the defence and get in behind the defence. That is where it hurts the most and I think that is one of his biggest qualities."
The complete England teamsheet with subs.
Germany: Neuer, Can, Rüdiger, Hummels, Hector - Kroos, Khedira, Müller, Özil, Reus - Gomez
England: Butland, Rose, Cahill, Smalling Clyne, Dier, Henderson, Lallana, Alli, Welbeck, Kane.
And here's how Germany will line up tonight.
Very funny! Such work goes into these little twitter montages..
In the meantime and to whet your appetite for tonight’s match, here’s some pre-match preview reading from our own Desmond Kane. Kick-off an hour away.
Hello and welcome to tonight’s friendly international commentary as Germany host England from the Olympiastadion in Berlin. England have already announced their line-up but we’ll bring you the Germany team news as soon as we get it ahead of the 19.45 kick-off.