Four-time champions Germany are on the brink of elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stages, following an entertaining 1-1 draw with European heavyweights Spain at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday night.
The Spaniards dominated possession as expected but it was substitute Alvaro Morata who put the 2010 champions ahead in the 62nd minute.
La Furia Roja’s lead lasted around twenty minutes as another substitute Niclas Fullkrug levelled the tie for Hansi Flick’s men. The game finished 1-1 but Germany do not have their fate in their own hands as they need to win their last group match and hope that results go their way elsewhere.
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FULL-TIME AT THE AL BAYT STADIUM: Spain 1-1 Germany
83′ MIN: Another substitute Niclas Fullkrug brings the four-time World Champions level.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Spain 1-1 Germany (N. Fullkrug)
62′ MIN: Substitute Alvaro Morata fires Spain into the lead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Spain 1-0 Germany (A. Morata)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE AL BAYT STADIUM: Spain 0-0 Germany
There has been nothing to separate both sides in the first half, though Antonio Rudiger’s goal from a free-kick was rightly cancelled for offside.
HALF-TIME AT AL BAYT STADIUM: Spain 0-0 Germany
KICK-OFF AT THE AL BAYT STADIUM: Spain 0-0 Germany
Germany boss Hansi Flick has called upon veteran Thomas Muller, after the Bayern Munich attacker sat out their opening 2-1 defeat to Japan. Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry will also lead the frontline for the Germans.
Luis Enrique has named youngsters Pedri and Gavi in his line-up. Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres are in the XI as well.
The venue for tonight’s epic battle between Spain and Germany – The Al Bayt Stadium.