Spain vs Germany it was tight, fascinating and the pace was frantic and both teams matched up to each other well.
Germany where nearly out of the world cup until 82 mins when niclas Fullkrug scores an Equalizer, and Germany manages to draw the game and Giving themselves a hope to make it to qualify for next around of 16, Spain are the table toppers with 4 points in 2 game, while Japan and Costa Rica are second and third, respectively after playing 2 games. Germany sits on the fourth spot with 1 point in 2 games. Germany give themselves a fighting chance of qualification to the knockouts with the last match against Costa Rica becoming a must win.
Starting line-up Spain :
Starting Line-up Germany:
8′: Superb build up play in midfield with Pedri and Gavi at their best, the ball broke to Olmo at the edge of the area, his long ranger struck ferociously and tipped to the bar by Neuer.
24′: Better play from Germany, Goretzka, typical to him, winning the second ball to work the ball in front of Spain’s defence. Not the best clearance from Simon, ultimately falling to Gnabry whose sighter goes wide.
33′: Olmo was offside in the build-up, but Ferran Torres skied a chance from point blank range, latching on to a cutback cross from the former.
39′: It’s Rudiger! A brilliant wide free kick from Kimmich is met by the defender with a brilliant header, but he was a yard offside. Var rules it out for Offside.
44′: Musiala finds space for himself by wriggling through the veteran after a clever touch to take down a long ball. Busquets had no other choice but to take the yellow card.
HALF TIME Spain 0 – 0 Germany
53′: Alvaro Morata is on for Torres. A more traditional number nine, with Asensio moving to the right.
56′: Simon makes up for giving the ball away. Germany’s forward press finally latches onto an error in Spain’s build-up from the back, Gundogan picked it up and played in Kimmich, who drew a big save.
62′: Great switch of play from Busquets with a long diagonal. The ball fell to Alba, whose grounded cross was flicked over Neuer instinctively. Goal for Morata.! Spain 1-0 Germany !
65′: More conservative approach. Asensio off for Koke. And Gavi, who looked in sizzling form again, off for Neco Williams.
68′: Triple change from Flick
82′: GERMANY EQUALISE Fulkrug scores this campaign’s most important goal for Germany! Spain 1-1 Germany.
Full time Spain 1 – 1 Germany
It was tight, fascinating, and tactical match to watch. The pace was frantic, and both teams matched up to each other well. There was, however, a key amount of composure on the ball and incision missing from Germany. When Spain were able to play their short passes and work the ball through their midfield, they looked a much superior team. Germany had virtually no goal threat. Germany give themselves a fighting chance of qualification to the knockouts with the last match against Costa Rica becoming a must win.
SEE GROUP TABLE : HERE