Germany vs England: Top Five Moments, Top Five Bets, Memorable Goals, Where to Watch

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England vs Germany – an old rivalry renewed

England face off against Germany on Saturday evening and whilst this fixture is only of a friendly nature it’s still safe to say that any meeting between these old enemies still garners a great deal of interest.

This battle will also helpfully illustrate just how capable Roy Hodgson’s men are when up against a side of real quality.

England  emerged from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with ten wins from ten but many still doubt their ability to mount a genuine push to win their first major honour since 1966.

Germany’s path to this summer’s finals was less straightforward though Joachim Low’s men still finished top of Group D, albeit just a point clear of Poland.

Meetings between these old foes rarely pass without noteworthy incidents, here are five of the most memorable moments in the history of this well worn fixture.

Top five moments

Hurst Goal

1966 and all that!

England’s one and only major tournament win to date did of course come in 1966 and the 4-2 Wembley win is perhaps best remembered for Geoff Hurst’s disputed ‘goal’, the ball did of course cross the line (as the picture above clearly proves).

Paul Gascoigne in tears in 1990

England lose to Germany on penalties and Gazza, having already shed some tears on the field of play after picking up a booking that would have ruled him out of the final, sheds even more tears in a truly iconic moment in footballing history.

England fans celebrate their 5-1 win against against Germany

England fans celebrate their 5-1 win against against Germany

5-1!

England’s 5-1 thumping of Germany was quite a feat, even more so when you consider this emphatic win occured on German soil. Even Emile Heskey scored!

Frank Lampard ”Goal’

Half an hour in and England find themselves two goals down in the 2010 knockout encounter with Germany, Matthew Upson pulls a goal back (yes Matthew Upson actually started a key World Cup fixture..) and Frank Lampard fires in a superb equalizer…only he didn’t…because officials present in the stadium failed to spot that the midfielder’s effort had crossed the line…by a mile!

England 2-3 Germany 1970

Four years on from the World Cup win at Wembley and England faced off against Germany again, this time in the sweltering Mexican heat. Sir Alf Ramsey’s men moved into a two goal lead before Franz Beckenbauer, Uwe Seeler and Gerd Muller helped Germany to a famous win in Leon.

Top five bets (related to both Germany vs England and Euro 2016)

England to win 1-0 against Germany 11/1 Sky Bet

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England to face Germany in the Euro 2016 final 22/1 Paddy Power

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England to be knocked out in the group stage 6/1 Coral

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Germany to win Euro 2016 and Thomas Muller to finish top-scorer 16/1 William Hill

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Thomas Muller 7/1 and Harry Kane 20/1 to finish top scorer at Euro 2016 Paddy Power

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England vs Germany – Top Five Memorable Goals

Dietmar Hamann – 2000

Former Liverpool midfielder slams in a long ranger, the last goal to be scored at the ‘old’ Wembley Stadium.

Hamman Goal

Geoff Hurst (number three of three) – 1966

They think it’s all…it is now!

Hurst Goal 1966

Steven Gerrard – 2001

The goal of the game as England thumped Germany 5-1 in Berlin!

Gerrard Germany

Gerd Muller – 1970

German goal-machine completes memorable comeback in enthralling encounter four years after 1966 heartache.

Gary Lineker – 1990

TV pundit levels in World Cup semi-final..England then lost on penalties…

Lineker Germany Goal

When is the game

Germany vs England – 7.45pm Olympiastadion  Berlin

Where to watch

Live on ITV

 

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