Home of FC Bayern Munich, the Allianz Arena lit up in rainbow colours ahead of the UEFA Nations League match between England and Germany on Wednesday. The entire stadium was colored in the seven colours of the rainbow as the whole world celebrates the month of pride. The pictures of the stadium went viral on the internet with people praising the gesture.
The Allianz Arena lit up for pride 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/yxehIorBfW
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) June 7, 2022
The Allianz Arena lit up in rainbow colours last night during England vs. Germany to celebrate Pride month 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/TMFIUju7BB
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Harry Kane’s late rescue saves England
Now coming to the match result, Gareth Southgate’s men saved themselves from humiliation at the hands of Germany as captain Harry Kane rescued the team at the last minute. Kane’s 50th international goal on penalty was a match-saver for England. Had Kane not scored, England would have faced another loss in their preparation for the World Cup in Qatar. Jack Grealish was also instrumental in the Three Lions’ win.
Introduced by Southgate late in the game, Grealish straightaway made an impact as he ran at defenders and picked out passes inside the penalty box. The ball seemed drawn towards him and the momentum shifted. Having conceded a goal early (Jonas Hofmann scoring in the 50th minute), England were at bay most of the time. But a change in the form of Grealish changed the course of the game as others improved too.
But in the end, a calm and composed Harry Kane ensured England don’t end on the losing side as the three lions drew 1–1. The English captain converted the penalty calmly in the 88th minute even though there was enormous pressure. The right-footer from Kane went low into the bottom-left corner of the net and thus there was little Manuel Neuer could have done.
With this goal, Harry Kane surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton on 50 goals for England and is now just three goals shy of Wayne Rooney and becoming his country’s record scorer of all-time.