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Summary

  1. Evenly matched game of few chances
  2. Warm-up match ahead of Euro 2017 qualifier
  3. England play Bosnia & Herzegovina on Sunday

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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Germany 0-0 England

Right, we'll call it a day there. Plenty for England to be pleased about, not least their shape and work-rate. Perhaps lacking a bit of sharpness up front, but as Sue Smith mentioned, they finished their domestic league season last month, so we can forgive them that.

Thanks for joining us, see you next time. 

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Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Red Button

"It's a good result for England. They are not in season, Germany are. The hosts will have wanted to prove a point from the World Cup." 

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Germany 0-0 England

And that was the last of it. All over, encouraging performance from England, who defended very well. 

Germany 0-0 England

Nice turn and pass from Toni Duggan, who squares the ball to England Jill Scott, but she lifts her effort over. That was a decent chance and Jill knows it. 

Germany 0-0 England

Nails, no better word for it. Sara Dabritz makes her way across the penalty area but England defender Gilly Flaherty stops the German midfielder in her tracks with a thunderous tackle. 

Germany 0-0 England

Jess Clarke is in down the right for England and her cross is heading towards Demi Stokes before the England midfielder is muscled off the ball. 

Germany 0-0 England

Last five minutes now. Will we see some magic?

Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Red Button

"England's work rate has been excellent. What is good about Jill Scott is that whether or not she plays she is a great character to have around. She is very consistent and always performs to a good level."

Germany 0-0 England

There's a chance here for England as Toni Duggan presses Laura Benkarth and forces the German goalkeeper into mis-controlling the ball. However, Jill Scott scuffs her long-range effort as Benkarth scrabbled back into her goal. 

Germany 0-0 England

England left-back Alex Greenwood now has a decent effort saved from 25 yards. It looked like it was spinning wide but Laura Benkarth was taking no chances in the German goal. 

Germany 0-0 England

England midfielder Jill Scott has the ball deep on the left and tries to slide it through to Jess Clarke but it just hasn't got the legs to reach her team-mate as Germany clear. 

CLOSE!

Germany 0-0 England

Oh dear, Germany should score here. Dzsenifer Marozsan is completely unmarked, eight yards out but heads straight at Karen Bardsley. That is a let-off for England. 

Germany 0-0 England

Little scare for England as Karen Bardsley and Steph Houghton get in a muddle from a deep cross. But it's out for a corner. 

Germany 0-0 England

So is this made for a Toni Duggan winner? She is on for Jodie Taylor, while Jess Clarke replaces Fran Kirby, who has been relatively quiet. 

Germany 0-0 England

Another shot from Germany but again it's from distance and Karen Bardsley gathers after a brief fumble from Melanie Leupolz's effort. 

Germany 0-0 England

Silvia Neid
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Germany starting to knock the ball around well and switch play quickly. England still working hard to thwart them. 

Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Red Button

"Izzy Christiansen has had a really good season for Manchester City and the thing she has added to her game is goals. It's been a mature England performance so far."

SUBSTITUTIONS

Germany 0-0 England

Germany make a fifth change as Dzsenifer Marozsan comes on for Anja Mittag. England make their first alteration and Izzy Christiansen replaces Fara Williamson.

Germany 0-0 England

Karen Bardsley
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The fourth of the German replacements, who I forgot to mention, Melanie Leupolz, now fires at goal but England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley is well behind it. 

CLOSE!

Germany 0-0 England

Another Germany attack earns a corner as the hosts start to make their changes count. Babett Peter fires goalwards as the set-piece is cleared and it's only a yard or so wide. Very close. 

Germany 0-0 England

Mark Sampson
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Mark Sampson urges his England team forward as Germany link passes in midfield. Substitute Mandy Islacker collects the ball on the edge of the box but Gilly Flaherty is quick to slide across and dispossess her. Good defending. 

Germany 0-0 England

England right-back Lucy Bronze looks to have shaken off that knee problem, as she bursts down the right again. Jodie Taylor strikes the ball over from close range, but is offside. England comfortable, but can they get a winner?

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Full moon over the stadium in Duisburg tonight. Clear skies and dropping temperatures. It's freezing!!

Full moon over the stadium in Duisburg tonight. Clear skies and dropping temperatures. It's freezing!!

Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Red Button (with new picture)

"Fran Kirby plays the ball through to Jodie Taylor but she is just caught offside. That is exactly the kind of pass England are looking for, though. England need to commit several players if they are going to press."

Germany 0-0 England

Meanwhile, Mark Sampson is having a long conversation with the referee about the strictness of some of her decisions. Game is in a bit of a lull now, but England are holding strong. 

Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith has just been remarking on the state of the picture we are using for her. Feel free to send us a new one and I'll get it sorted!

Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Red Button

Melanie Leupolz
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You can go through qualification and win eight or nine nil, so the fact they are now playing teams like Germany, and China and Australia recently, is important. 

Spurs in European action

The match in Duisberg is not the only action taking place this evening. We also have some Europa League action for you - with Qarabag and Spurs currently playing.

You can follow that on our Europa League text commentary.

Germany 0-0 England

So Mandy Islacker, Sara Dabritz and Tabea Kemme are among Germany's newcomers as England right-back Lucy Bronze goes down with a knee injury. Looks like she slipped on the turf and twisted it. However, she's going to continue. Looked nasty on the reply but she is moving well now. 

KICK-OFF

Germany 0-0 England

Players are back out and Germany have made a couple of changes. Four in fact, and we are under way again. 

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Germany 0-0 England

Jo Currie

BBC Sport in Duisburg

Mark Sampson
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"I think England boss Mark Sampson will be regretting not wearing a jumper under his jacket. The temperature has really dropped here. The press box is now a sea of hats and gloves!"

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Germany 0-0 England

#bbcfootball Deserved 0-0 for Lionessess, who'd had thought Germany to be held goaless, then again Eng are stronger than they think :)

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Germany 0-0 England

So what did you make of all that? Did you see evidence that England have closed the gap on Germany, who at second in Fifa's rankings, are three places above the Lionesses?

Let us know via #bbcfootball via the Match of the Day facebook page or on text via 81111.

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Germany 0-0 England

Evenly poised in Duisburg. Germany had the better chances early on but England have finished the half on top. 

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Germany 0-0 England

One minute of added time as Jill Scott tries to bustle through on the edge of the area, and that's it for the half. 

Germany 0-0 England

England left-back Alex Greenwood is getting some treatment but is up on her feet again. Some feisty challenges going in here. 

Germany 0-0 England

Sue Smith

Former England forward on BBC Red Button

"England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has been excellent in this first half, saving everything she has had to. The Germany full-backs have been really advanced and were involved again."  

Germany 0-0 England

There were signs in that attack of England midfielder Jordan Nobbs beginning to find her feet in this game. Germany are on the attack down the right and this time Karen Bardsley saves Leonie Maier's firmly-struck shot. 

Germany 0-0 England

Been a fairy physical game so far. England are matching their opponents but have made fewer inroads. As I say that, England have a great chance where the ball is worked to Demi Stokes 12 yards out but she shoots straight at the German keeper. Well played, there. 

Germany 0-0 England

Germany are breaking through England's midfield at regular intervals. Lina Magull is onto the England defence. Jill Scott stretches back to tackle and it looks like the German midfielder has got an ankle problem. False alarm. She's ok, I think.