England captain Harry Kane netted a late penalty on Tuesday in Munich to seal a 1-1 Nations League draw with Germany, while a new- look Italy earned a tight 2-1 win over Hungary. Catch all the highlights and reactions here.
Germany broke the deadlock when Jonas Hofmann fired the hosts ahead at the Allianz Arena, but Kane levelled from the spot with two minutes left.
Germany defender Nico Schlotterbeck stumbled into Kane in the area and the penalty was given after a VAR review.
The Tottenham striker moved into outright second – just three behind Wayne Rooney – on England’s list of all-time leading goalscorers, passing Bobby Charlton’s total of 49.
“It’s a really nice feeling,” Kane told Channel Four.
“I had a couple of early chances and thought it could be one of those days.
“It’s good to get the goal and it’s just a shame we didn’t nick it in the end,” added Kane, who had earlier been denied by a superb Manuel Neuer save.
Gareth Southgate’s side remain bottom of Group A3 after losing 1-0 to Hungary in Budapest last Saturday.
Southgate was “pleased with lots of parts” of the England performance.
“The Germans are the masters of tournaments and this was a good test,” he told ZDF.
“Most of this [England] team has played a World Cup semi-final and the Euro 2020 final – they showed the character to fight for a point.”
Germany, who visit Hungary on Saturday, are a point above them in third as the Germans’ coach Hansi Flick extended his unbeaten run to 11 games, dating back to September.
“We played a really good game, but weren’t rewarded for the performance,” Flick told ZDF.
In the other game of the evening, Italy moved top of their Uefa Nations League group after a new-look team continued their unbeaten start to the campaign with a 2-1 win over Hungary.
Roberto Mancini’s side lead the way in League A, Group 3 thanks to first-half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Pellegrini in Cesena which put them a point ahead of second-placed Hungary.
A largely impressive display was blighted by Gianluca Mancini’s 61st-minute own goal which gave the match a scoreline that flattered Hungary, led by coach Mancini’s former Sampdoria teammate Marco Rossi.
The European champions, who are trying to rebuild after failing to qualify for a second straight World Cup, now travel to Wolverhampton to face bottom side England on Saturday before taking on Germany in Moenchengladbach three days later.
“It was a good performance, especially in the first half. Their goal made us a little bit fearful but it was a match which we should have won by a bigger margin,” Mancini told RAI.
“This is a team full of young players who need to work a lot, we’ve got a long way to go.”