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Spain draws against Germany and puts the direct towards the round of 16

Spain had the mathematical classification at round of 16 in his hand, but the final rush of Germany prevented the triumph of those of Luis Enrique. Even so, Spain adds a valuable draw that allows the team to depend on itself and finish first in the group. Germany, which arrived with water up to its neck, is saved thanks to a goal from fullkrug and leaves their classification quite well on track: they need to beat Costa Rica and that Spain does not lose to Japan.

Everything changed in the preview of this match with the unexpected victory of Costa Rica off japan (0-1). A result that gave life to Germany and that did not hurt ours. With the memory of those semifinals in South Africa 2010 and the headbutt of Carles Puyol, Spain and Germany faced each other again in a World Cup twelve years later. Luis Enrique only introduced one change with respect to the historic victory against Costa Rica (7-0). I enter carvajal by Azpilicueta and the team once again dominated with the ball.

First part equalized and the VAR saves Spain

Spain had the best chances in a very even first half. The best of the first half had it Daniel Olmo in minute 7. The one from Leipzig forced Manuel Neuer to deflect a whiplash from the front to the crossbar. ferran torres, somewhat imprecise throughout the game, had two very clear chances to put Spain ahead. The culé forward was not fine.

The German team surprised on the brink of half-time with a goal from rudiger upside down The goal went up on the scoreboard at first, but Germany’s joy did not last long: the VAR quickly called makkelie to annul the goal for illegal position. It was Germany’s best chance in the first half. serge gnabry He ran into a great Unai Simón on two occasions. The game came to rest with maximum equality.

successful changes

The first turning point of the match was the entry of alvaro morata in the 54th minute. The Atlético de Madrid striker, criticized by a large sector of the fans at the start of last Euro Cup for his clumsiness in the penalty area, agreed with Luis Enrique by scoring in the first he had. The ‘7’ of the selection opened the scoring in the minute 62 with a subtle touch from the outside of his right foot, who beat Manuel Neuer after a masterful pass from Jordi Alba on the left flank.

The goal did not sit well with Germany, who almost conceded the second a few minutes later; but Asensio he did not find the goal in a shot executed from the front. The Germans dominated the final stages of the game, first with a first shot by Füllkrug (73′), and seconds later with a reflex save by goalkeeper Unai Simón from a point-blank shot from musiala. Füllkrug, again served by Musiala in the 83rd minute, made the goal of the draw by shooting Unai after a great action by the Bayern player, MVP of the Germans.

The tie pleased both teams, although Germany had the opportunity to seal the end with a play from I healedwhich was not clarified before the departure of Unai Simón. Spain breathed and Germany accepted the point.

The accounts for the round of 16

Germany is left in a situation similar to that of Russia 2018. Four years ago the Germans were eliminated after losing their last game against South Korea (2-0), something they will want to avoid with Costa Rica. Despite only adding one point out of six possible, the four-time champions have it quite well underway: It is enough for them to win and for Japan not to win against Spain. Those of Luis Enrique have it much better: a draw puts Spain in the round of 16, while only a defeat against Japan and a victory for Costa Rica over Germany would leave the team out. Everything to be decided on the last day that will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.

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