Spain and Germany played a 1:1 draw tonight in Doha, in the match of the second round of Group E at the World Cup. Spain took the lead with a goal by Alvaro Morata in the 62nd minute, and Germany equalized with a goal by Niklas Fikrig in the 83rd minute.
Spain is first in the group with four points, Japan and Costa Rica have won three each, and Germany is in last place with one point.
The first chance of the match was seen in the seventh minute for the Spanish team. Dani Olmo shot well, but goalkeeper Neuer managed to catch the ball, which bounced off the crossbar into a corner.
Germany scored a goal in the 39th minute, but it was disallowed for offside. Ridiger reacted well with his head and hit the net, but when he ran into the cross he was in an illegal position.
After good pressing, Germany took the ball away from Spain in the 57th minute, Joshua Kimich shot from the edge of the penalty area, but Simon saved his shot.
Spain took the lead with a goal in the 62nd minute. Alba sent the ball to the front post from the left side, Morata reacted perfectly and hit the near corner with a shot from the first and defeated Neuer.
The Germans had the best chance to equalize in the 73rd minute. Musiala came out alone in front of Simon, but he hit the goalkeeper of the Spanish national team from seven meters.
However, Germany managed to equalize ten minutes later. With a powerful shot from seven meters, Filkrig sent the ball undefended under the crossbar of Simon’s goal.
Earlier today, in the same group, Costa Rica beat Japan 1:0.
In the last round, Spain will play Japan on Thursday, while Germany will meet Costa Rica on the same day.