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Germany 1-1 Spain

Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller has scored 38 international goals - and none have been in defeats

Germany and Spain played out an entertaining friendly draw in a meeting of the past two world champions.

Spain, the 2010 World Cup winners, led within six minutes as Rodrigo smashed home from Andres Iniesta's pass.

But reigning world champions Germany levelled from Thomas Muller's 25-yard curling effort in a lively first half.

The second half in Dusseldorf was not as enthralling, with frequent changes killing any momentum, although Mats Hummels hit the bar for Germany.

His header from Toni Kroos' free-kick clipped the top of the frame.

Both sides remain unbeaten since Euro 2016, with Germany one game away from equalling their record of 23 matches, while Spain have not lost in 17.

Spain keeper David de Gea did well to tip a Julian Draxler curler around the post, while Germany counterpart Marc-Andre ter Stegen expertly denied Isco with a point-blank save.

Ten changes were made in total, with Villarreal midfielder Rodri making his Spain debut.

Germany face Brazil on Tuesday, with Spain meeting Argentina.

Elsewhere, France threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Colombia at the Stade de France.

Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar appeared to have put Les Bleus in control, but Luis Muriel and Radamel Falcao pulled Colombia level before Juan Fernando Quintero's late penalty winner.

Selected other international games:

Line-ups

Germany

  • 22ter Stegen
  • 18Kimmich
  • 17Boateng
  • 5Hummels
  • 3Hector
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forGündoganat 53'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forGoretzkaat 81'minutes
  • 10Özil
  • 7DraxlerSubstituted forSanéat 68'minutes
  • 11WernerSubstituted forGomezat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Plattenhardt
  • 4Ginter
  • 9Wagner
  • 12Leno
  • 16Rüdiger
  • 19Sané
  • 20Brandt
  • 21Gündogan
  • 23Gomez
  • 24Goretzka
  • 25Stindl
  • 26Süle

Spain

  • 1de Gea
  • 2Carvajal
  • 3PiquéSubstituted forNachoat 51'minutes
  • 15Ramos
  • 18Alba
  • 8Koke
  • 10Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forHernández Cascanteat 82'minutes
  • 6IniestaSubstituted forSaúlat 45'minutes
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forVázquezat 71'minutes
  • 9RodrigoSubstituted forDiego Costaat 65'minutes
  • 22IscoSubstituted forAsensioat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nacho
  • 5Azpilicueta
  • 7Saúl
  • 12Hernández Cascante
  • 13Arrizabalaga
  • 14Vázquez
  • 16Odriozola
  • 17Iago Aspas
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 20Asensio
  • 24Alonso
  • 25Reina
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
50,653

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 1, Spain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 1, Spain 1.

Sergio Ramos (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mats Hummels (Germany).

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Spain).

Joshua Kimmich (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rodri (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mario Gomez (Germany).

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Mario Gomez replaces Timo Werner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Spain).

Toni Kroos (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Rodri replaces Thiago Alcántara.

Offside, Germany. Mesut Özil tries a through ball, but Timo Werner is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Leon Goretzka replaces Thomas Müller.

Hand ball by Thiago Alcántara (Spain).

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Toni Kroos.

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

Offside, Germany. Mats Hummels tries a through ball, but Joshua Kimmich is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Lucas Vázquez replaces David Silva.

Foul by Thiago Alcántara (Spain).

Joshua Kimmich (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Leroy Sané replaces Julian Draxler.

Attempt missed. David Silva (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Diego Costa replaces Rodrigo Moreno.

Mats Hummels (Germany) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Toni Kroos following a set piece situation.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Spain).

Timo Werner (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Timo Werner (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Julian Draxler.

Daniel Carvajal (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julian Draxler (Germany).

Koke (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Julian Draxler (Germany).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Marco Asensio replaces Isco.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by David de Gea.

Attempt saved. Ilkay Gündogan (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Julian Draxler.

Attempt saved. Isco (Spain) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Jérôme Boateng.

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Friday 23rd March 2018

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