Spain-Germany 1-0 direct: Asensio devours the double


Spain-Germany 1-0 direct: Asensio devours the double
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62′ – Morata mocks Süle and Neuer: Spain takes the lead

The achievement unlocks! Jordi Alba ball bowl from the left to Morata, lost by Sule: the former Juventus player cuts perfectly at the near post and invents a delicious right winger that surprises Neuer. Regular positions of Jordi Alba and Morata, the Var does not intervene: Luis Enrique’s choice to send a center forward onto the field was immediately rewarded.


57′ – Kimmich close to scoring, Goretzka booked

Germany one step away from the lead! Unai Simon misses the disengagement and favors Gündogan who serves on the edge of the area Kimmich, but the pot of the Bayern Munich joker is deflected by the Spanish goalkeeper who redeems himself. There is not a moment’s respite and on the reversal in front of a foul Goretzka on Asensio: third yellow card of the match.


54′ – Morata’s match begins: Ferran Torres comes out

The first change of the match arrives: the match ends Ferran Torresmuch less brilliant than in his debut against Costa Rica, Luis Enrique relies on a true centre-forward, Alvaro Morata.


46′ – Off to the second half, it starts again without substitutions

Off to the second half. No change during the interval, Luis Enrique and Flick rely on the 22 of the first fraction.


The first half ends: great pressing, but no goals

We go to the break after 45 pleasant minutes, but without goals. Spain was better at the start, Germany took courage as the minutes went by, raising the pressure and annoying the ball lap of the Red Furies. There crossbar by Dani Olmo in the first minutes and the Rüdiger disallowed goal in the end the best chances.


45′ – Rüdiger still close to scoring. Granted two minutes of recovery

Another attempt by Germany, still from dead ball after a foul by Busquets (booked) on Musiala: new attempt to Rüdigerthis time in stunt, but Unai Simon parries in two stages. Granted two minutes of recovery.


40′ – The semi-automatic offside freezes Rüdiger: Germany’s lead is cancelled

Germany had found the advantage with a header of Rudiger, jumped undisturbed on dead ball developments, but the semi-automatic offside in fact, he immediately choked the cry of joy of the former Roma defender and the German fans: offside of the Real Madrid centre-back, it remained 0-0.

8:38 pm

38′ – Musiala saves on Ferran Torres

Back to push Spain: great save, as a true defender, by music, which rejects a diagonal with a sure blow of Ferran Torres from within the area. Then Kehrer booked for a foul on Asensio. The sensation is that Spain alternates moments of slow movement of the ball with sudden accelerations at will.


35′ – Germany raises the pressure

For several minutes now, Spain has no longer been able to make itself dangerous, thanks to the pressing taller than Germany which makes it difficult for Luis Enrique’s team to get around the ball. The players of Flick they are taking courage.

8:25 pm

25′ – Germany doesn’t give up on attacking

Slightly slower pace in this phase of the game, teams always very short. Spain looser in the ball circulationbut Germany does not give up attacking. Daniel Olmo remains a factor despite Kehrer’s double guard with Süle in support: the winger continually cuts the field to favor the raids of Jordi Albawhose shot doesn’t scare Neuer though.


10′ – Spain holds the ball, Germany strikes on the counterattack

Germany is forced to act as a remittance, but Goretzka waste a good opportunity by serving a moment late Gnabry anticipated exit by Unai Simon, but Makkelie’s second assistant stops everything for offside of the German offensive outside.


7′ – Dani Olmo crossbar

The first opportunity belongs to Spain: after three minutes of ball possession, a great shot from within Daniel OlmoNeuer deflects and sends the ball on crossbar! It is already played on good rhythms. Very short teams and as expected with similar philosophies, with common research of ball possession And very high pressing on both fronts to try to recover the ball immediately.

8:00 pm

1′ – Spain-Germany has begun!

Makkelie kicks off, the first ball comes from Spain, in full red like against Costa Rica. Germany all in white.


Spain-Germany: referee Makkelie, Irrati Avar

Everything is now ready for the teams to enter the field and carry out the national anthems, the ‘Marcha Real’ and ‘Das Lied der Deutschen’. Great eye-catcher in the stands of the Al Bayt Stadium for a match that promises entertainment. The appointed referee is the Dutch Danny Makkelie, in his first match in this World Cup. The assistants, Steegstra and De Vries, as well as the Var Van Boekel are also Dutch. Fourth man the Romanian Kovacs, Var assistant is Maximilian Irrati.


Germany, no successes against Spain in official matches since 1988

The precedents do not encourage the Germany, that doesn’t beat the Spain in official matches since 2-0 on 17 June 1988, group stage of theEuropean which took place right on German soil, with a brace of Rudi Voller. Since that day two draws and three defeats, friendlies excluded. Painful for the Mannschaft in particular the two 1-0 knockouts suffered in the final of Euro 2008 (goal by Fernando Torres) and in the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup, a match decided by a goal by Carles Puyol. Nightmare for Germany even the last official precedent, the sensational 0-6 suffered in November 2020 in Nations League.


Costa Rica does Germany a favour: the situation in Group E

The surprising victory of the Costa Rica on Japan in the first match of the second day of Group E he partially let the breath Germany. In fact, Flick’s team would remain in the running for qualifying for the round of 16 even in the event of a defeat against Spain, a result that Müller and his teammates will try to avoid in every way in the first place because, at best, it would condemn Germany to qualify second and because if they were knocked out again the Germans would also be eliminated in case of victory on the last day over Costa Rica if Spain and Japan tied the direct match. A success by Germany against the Red Furies, on the other hand, would completely reshuffle the cards in the grouping, however leaving Spain with a large margin in the goal difference after the debut goal.


Germany at the crossroads, the news proposed by Flick

Substantial changes therefore in Germany’s structure, which gains weight in the center of the attack with Müller, but also more balance with the inclusion of Goretzka. To understand if it will be in defense sule, as against Japan, or more likely Kehrer to play on the right wing to try to counter the unleashed Daniel Olmomvp against Costa Rica. The positions of Gundogan And Goretzka between midfield and frontline.


Spain-Germany, the official formations

Luis Enrique changes a pawn with respect to the formation that gave a show at the debut: Carvajal is on the right in defense in place of Azpilicueta, for the rest only confirmations, including Rodri in the center of the rear. Two innovations instead in Germany: Kehrer takes the place of Schlotterbeck in defense and Goretzka holder on the trocar with advancement of Müller as the only striker. Havertz pays the price, starting from the bench.

Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Carvajal, Rodri, Laporte, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Asensio, Dani Olmo. Coach: Luis Enrique.

Germany (4-2-3-1): new; Süle, Kehrer, Rüdiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Goretzka, Musiala; Müller. Ct.: H. Flick.


Qatar 2022: Spain-Germany, Müller and his companions can no longer be wrong

At Qatar 2022 the time has come for the most awaited and suggestive match of the group stage. They face each other at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor Spain And Germany for the match that closes the second day of Group E. Announced as the rulers of a group that also includes Costa Rica And Japan, the teams of Louis Enrique And Hansi flick they arrive at the appointment with opposite states of mind: Red Furies charged after the 7-0 against the ‘Ticos’ who seem to have already addressed the group, Germans with their backs to the wall after the clamorous comeback defeat suffered against the Asians.

Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor

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