Spain vs Germany Highlights: Fullkrug RESCUES Germany to keeps Last-16 HOPES ALIVE, Germany plays 1-1 Draw with Spain: Watch FIFA World CUP Highlights
Spain vs Germany Highlights – FIFA World CUP 2022: Nicholas Fullkrug left it late as Germany live tomfight another in the FIFA…
By Riya BishtUpdated:
November 28, 2022 10:06:50 am
Spain vs Germany Highlights – FIFA World CUP 2022: Nicholas Fullkrug left it late as Germany live tomfight another in the FIFA World Cup. Trailing 1-0, super sub Fullkrug cancelled Alvaro Morata’s goal to keep the 2014 champions alive in the competition. Bith Germany and Spain need a win in their final game to seal a knockouts berth. Watch Spain Germany Highlights & FIFA WC LIVE Streaming on JIO Cinema: Follow LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
FIFA World CUP 2022 – Spain vs Germany Highlights: Germany gave themselves hope of avoiding another embarrassing early World Cup exit when they snatched a 1-1 draw with Spain on Sunday with Niclas Fuellkrug firing home an 83rd minute equaliser on only his third appearance for his country.
The result leaves the four-time world champions facing a must-win match against Costa Rica on Thursday, and also means Spain have yet to book their passage out of Group E. Japan and Costa Rica could yet qualify too.
Germany looked to be in severe danger of repeating their group stage failure of 2018 in Russia when Alvato Morata, eight minutes after coming on from the bench, handed Spain the lead by neatly flicking in a cross from Jordi Alba in the 62nd minute.
A defeat against Spain after Germany’s shock 2-1 opening loss to Japan would have left Hansi Flick’s men facing a huge challenge to get into the knockout phase.
But in the 83rd minute they battled back into contention as Leroy Sane took advantage of a poor defensive clearance to feed Jamal Musiala who turned between two Spain defenders, with the ball falling to Fuellkrug who fired high into the net.
The Werder Bremen forward, who won his first cap earlier this month after a string of goals in the Bundesliga, had replaced Thomas Mueller 13 minutes earlier as Germany desperately sought an equaliser.
Germany thought they had taken an unlikely lead in the 39th minute when defender Antonio Rudiger powered in a header from a Joshua Kimmich free kick, but the German celebrations were cut short as VAR quickly ruled that he was offside.
Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon was forced into his first save in the 56th minute when the 2010 champions got into trouble trying to play out of defence, allowing Kimmich to shoot from just inside the penalty area but Simon saved impressively.
Spain top the standings with four points and now need only a draw in their final Group E game against Japan to progress. A win would send them through to the knockout round in first place.
Germany, are bottom of the table on one point. They need to win against Costa Rica on Thursday and their hopes then depend on Japan losing. If Japan draw it would come down to goal difference or goals scored by Germany and Japan.
Spain: Unai Simon – Dani Carvajal, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba – Sergio Busquets (c), Gavi, Pedri – Ferran Torres, Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo
Germany: Manuel Neuer (c)- Thilo Kehrer, Niklas Suele, Antonio Ruediger, David Raum – Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Leon Goretzka – Thomas Mueller, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala