The two football heavyweights played out a 1-1 draw in the FIFA World Cup 2022 match between Spain and Germany. Spain’s match against Germany was always one of the highlights of this group, but it has taken on a new significance after the latter’s shock defeat to Japan.
The chance for Spain to show their vintage performance against Costa Rica is not a one-off, and they can replicate it against the bigwigs also remains. In their 7-0 victory, they controlled more than 70 percent of the ball. In an embrace, Luis Enrique speaks tactically with Hansi Flick and players from Barcelona, Madrid, and Bayern Munich, many of whom play together, smile, and hug each other.
Despite the 1-1 draw, this was an exciting match between two teams with a rich tactical history. It is also a win for both sides. With this point, Germany is even with Spain at the top of the table. It is no secret that the 2014 champions are under great pressure. Costa Rica must defeat in their next match, and Japan must not do a number on Spain.
Morata’s First Goal Keeps Qatar 2022 Campaign Alive After Fullkrug Keeps Spain vs. Germany at the World Cup
The Germans snatched a 1-1 draw against Spain in the 83rd minute with an equalizer from Niclas Fullkrug. Luis Enrique’s team was riding high after defeating Costa Rica 7-0 in Group E, while Germany sought to rebound from their shock 2-1 loss to Japan. This game’s stakes were slightly lessened by Costa Rica’s 1-0 win over Japan earlier on Sunday. It was still a suffocating environment at times until substitute Alvaro Morata netted a superb goal from a cross from Jordi Alba in the 62nd minute. Despite his recent international debut, Werder Bremen striker Fullkrug scored after good work from Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala from the bench.
Spain vs. Germany’s Final Score:
|1 Half||2 Half||Final|
ESP — Alvaro Morata (Jordi Alba) — 62nd minute.
GER — Niclas Fullkrug (Jamal Musiala) — 83rd minute.
Spain moved toward the next round of the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar with another goal, but Germany forced a full-time draw. As Spain put pressure on German keeper Manuel Neuer early and often, he responded with a swath of saves. Antonio Rüdiger then scored what appeared to be the game’s first goal, heading past Unai Simon. The review revealed that the goal had been offside when it was scored.
Alvaro Morata scored Spain’s first goal shortly after coming off the bench in the second half. He sent the pass over to Neuer just inside the box. Alvaro Morata could have added another goal by Spain moments later. Asensio found a passing lane after Dani Olmo took the ball up the left side on a break. The ball was blasted over the goal by Asensio.
Niclas Fullkrug scored Germany’s World Cup goal against Spain.
In the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar, Niclas Fullkrug scored in the 82nd minute to give Germany a draw and a point in Group E. Hansi Flick replaced Thomas Muller with Niclas Fullkrug after Spain took the lead from Alvaro Morata’s strike after the hour mark. With the 29-year-old burying the ball into the net against the run of play, Germany’s attack made the difference, despite Spain’s goalkeeper, Unai Simon, raising his hands in frustration.
After Mario Götze’s goal in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina, Fullkrug’s goal became Germany’s first by a substitute since. As the oldest outfielder to make Germany’s debut in 20 years, Niclas Fullkrug made his debut against Oman at 29 and 280 days old. It was against Argentina in 2002 that Martin Max first played for the German team. He was 33 years and 253 days old at the time. The striker also scored in Germany’s final warm-up match before the World Cup in Qatar.