Spain snatched a fatal draw from its host Germany in the exciting situation that brought the two teams together Thursday in Stuttgart, in the first round of Group D of the first level in the second edition of the European Nations League competition.
Germany was on its way to achieving a valuable victory with a goal by new Chelsea striker Timo Werner, who scored in the 51st minute, but Jose Gaia equalized in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
Within the same group competitions, Ukraine, led by coach Andrei Shevchenko, beat Switzerland 2-1, topping the group against Germany and Spain, while Switzerland ranked bottom.
In the second round next Sunday, Germany will host Switzerland, while Spain will host Ukraine.
The two teams played the match in the absence of more than one main player, as Spain lacked the services of Real Madrid player Marco Asensio due to a knee injury, Adama Traore and Mikel Oriazabal due to infection with the Covid-19 virus, while Germany coach Joachim Loew decided to rest the quadrant of Bayern Munich, the giant goalkeeper Manuel Neuer And Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goritska after winning the Champions League title.
This match was the first for Spain coach Luis Enrique since his return to the head of the coaching staff last November for a second period after the first between July 2018 and June 2019, after which he decided to stop due to his daughter’s illness and later death.
The highlights of the match between Germany and Spain
The end of the game in a positive tie with a goal in each net.
D 90 + 6 – goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !! Spain snatch a tie !!!!! Gaia scores in the last breath and in a fatal time!
D 90+ 2 – The referee cancels a goal for Spain, scored by Ansu Fati, for calculating a mistake on Ramos !! The joy did not reach the hearts of the Spanish national team players.
D 90 + 1 – Robin Koch enters the place of Timo Werner in the German national team.
D 84 – German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp brilliantly confronts substitute Rodriguez and deprives Spain of the equalizer.
D 80 – Enrique pushes Oscar Rodriguez in place of Fabian Rose.
D78- De Gea brilliantly blocks a header from defender Niklas Zolleh! German machines almost scored the second goal.
D 74- Gundoan leaves his place for Schalke Swat Serdar in the Manshavt.
Continuous attempts by the Spanish national team to adjust the result, but the German defense has so far succeeded in banishing the danger.
D70 – Thiago Alcantara launches a very strong ball from outside the area, which passes by the German goal!
D 62 – Sanneh points to the German coaching staff in order to get him out of his injury, apparently and Joachim Low, pushes Matthias Ginter in his place.
D61 – The brilliant Sane rushes to the right side and penetrates before reversing the ball to Werner, who arrived a little late on the ball and slammed it into the outside net!
D 57- The Spain coach takes Busquets out and pays Michael Merino.
D 51 – Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! Timo Werner opens registration for Germany! A ball in depth to Robin Gossens on the left side reflects it cross into the penalty area, where Timo Werner, who took control of her coolness and prepared for himself and manipulated the defense, before he shot it with his right to the right of De Gea!
D 46 – Spain coach Luis Enrique pushes young Ansu Fati in place of Jess Navas in the second half to become at the age of seventeen and 308 days, the second youngest player in the history of the Spanish national team since 1936 and Angel Thobeta, who was 17 years and 284 days old, is also the 800th player who It bears the colors of “La Roja”.
– The start of the second half
The end of the first half goalless draw. A level playing field, the German goalkeepers Kevin Trapp and Spain’s David De Gea were undoubtedly distinguished by their high performance and their role in maintaining the white score.
D 45 – Rodrygo almost opened the scoring for Spain in the last minute of the first half after he took advantage of a missed ball from the German national team in the middle and penetrated into the German region before confronting goalkeeper Trapp, who beat him and took his ball out.
D 28 – Busquets passes to Ferran Torres, who starts off on the left side and hits the German goal with his right, but the ball goes above the crossbar!
D25 – Goals are absent so far, despite the many and dangerous opportunities, thanks to the German and Spanish goalkeepers.
D 23 – After a free kick from the left side, Jesus Navas switched the ball to Sergio Busquets, and the latter shot it “on the fly”, but Kevin Trapp was on the lookout for him.
D 18 – A beautiful and open match despite the empty stands. Once again, the Spanish goalkeeper managed to save his own goal by addressing a very strong ball from Sane, who shot it with his left foot!
D 15- Leroy Sane passes to Julian Draxler, who is aiming with his right foot at the Spanish goal, but De Gea successfully saves his ball!
D 14- A big mistake from Emery Chan, which Rodrigo takes advantage of and advances towards the goal, prompting goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to advance and extract the ball from between the Spaniard’s feet after he failed the first time.
D 11- The first dangerous opportunity in the match for the German national team when Paris Saint-Germain defender Timo Kehrer raised a ball that Toni Kroos lifted for him and aimed at the Spanish goal, but goalkeeper De Gea shone in the response, saving his team a goal!
– The start of the first half
– Spain coach Luis Enrique, Barcelonas young winger Ansu Fati (17 years old) has called up for the first time in addition to Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, while Wolverhampton player Adama Traore, who was called up for the first time to the national team due to his infection with “Covid-19,” lost his efforts. Just like Michael Oriazabal of Real Sociedad.
– The match is an opportunity for Luff to test some of his players, especially winger Laura Sane, who was kept out of action by a severe knee injury in August 2019 for the past season, in addition to sniper Timo Werner.
Manshaft coach Joachim Low gave Bayern players a rest after winning the Champions League title on August 23, including first-goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goritska.
– The Spanish national team is visiting its German counterpart in Stuttgart, in the first competitive match between the two teams since the 2010 World Cup semi-finals, which Spain won with a clean goal by Carles Puyol before going ahead and winning the title.
– The second edition of the European Nations League competition kicks off tonight with a fiery summit between Germany and its guest Spain, in exceptional circumstances, behind closed doors in front of the masses due to the repercussions of the new Corona virus pandemic.
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