The game in London began with a moment of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II, and the English national team fans sang “God Save The King” for the first time. After that there were practically no highlights at first, only after the change of sides did the game pick up speed. Jamal Musiala was put down in the penalty area by Harry Maguire, and Ilkay Gündogan (52′) converted the penalty due.
Fifteen minutes later, Maguire lost the ball to Musiala, and Kai Havertz completed the quick counterattack with a remarkable flick via the inside rod. Then the English got rolling. The DFB defense forgot Luke Shaw, who was lucky to beat goalie Marc-Andre ter Stegen (72′). “Joker” Mason Mount equalized in the 75th minute after a pass from Bukayo Saka.
In the 83rd minute, the video assistant awarded a penalty after Nico Schlotterbeck fouled Jude Bellingham – Harry Kane converted and scored in his fourth straight match against Germany. But the guests hit back again: England’s goalie Nick Pope couldn’t tame a shot from Serge Gnabry, Havertz dusted off (87th). As a result, the English are relegated to the B‑League with just three points and no win.
In Budapest, the Hungarians presented themselves against the Italians as an equal team for a long time. The guests’ lead came from a mistake when playing out, Giacomo Raspadori hit the empty goal (27th). Federico Dimarco made it 2-0 for the “Squadra Azzurra” after a Stangl pass from Bryan Cristante. One point would have been enough for the Hungarians to win their group, but they still managed to get second place, which means that they will be drawn from pot one in the European Championship qualification draw on October 9th in Frankfurt.