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Live Reporting

Andy Cryer

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  1. Match report


    Germany inflicted Spain's first home defeat under manager Vicente del Bosque as Toni Kroos's late goal proved enough for the world champions.

    The Real Madrid midfielder saw a low shot from 20 yards fumbled into the net by substitute goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, who was making his debut.

    It was a friendly of little quality, with Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller limping off through injury in the first half.

    Spain debutant and Celta Vigo forward Nolito went closest for the hosts, seeing a 20-yard shot turned away by goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.

    Germany had lost their three previous encounters against Spain, including the Euro 2008 final and the World Cup 2010 semi-final.

    Del Bosque, who has been Spain boss since 2008, saw his side knocked out of the World Cup in the first round in Brazil and a defeat to Germany caps a miserable year.

    Neither side looked threatening for much of the match with both restricted to long-range efforts.

    But, in the end, an error from Espanyol's Casilla proved decisive for the the top-ranked team in the world.

    Spain were previously unbeaten in the seven matches they had played at Celta Vigo's Balaídos stadium.


    Spain 0-1 Germany

    The quality of the winning goal sums up the match. A messy winner, a messy match and a messy night. Not an evening many Spaniards or Germans will be talking about for long.

  3. GOAL

    Spain 0-1 Germany - Toni Kroos (89 mins)

    Finally the breakthrough, although Spain's substitute goalkeeper Kiko Casilla will not want to watch that again.

    Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos sends in a low strike from 20 yards, which should be comfortable for the Espanyol stopper, but the ball bounces up off him and into the net.

    A shocker of an error.

  4. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    As we enter the last three minutes, neither side is particularly busting a gut to push for a winner.

  5. Stat attack

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    In the last 18 first halves Germany conceded only 2 goals (of Argentina).


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Max Kruse replaces Mario Gotze for Germany with five minutes left for someone to break the deadlock.

  7. Stat attack

    Spain 0-0 Germany


    Isco made more touches (60) than any other player at the first half of Spain vs Germany. He has had plenty of the ball in the second half too...


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    At the other end Pedro's delicate chip is beaten away by Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler after a driving run from Isco.

  9. CLOSE!

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain's substitute goalkeeper Kiko Casilla just about deals with his first meaningful bit of action. He parries away Kevin Volland's strike from distance, which bounces just in front of him. The Espanyol man didn't look the most convincing.


    Spain 0-0 Germany


    Scrap that. Nolito is not going to mark his debut with a goal as he is replaced by Pedro. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas also makes way for Kiko Casilla.

  11. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Nolito is still looking lively but, just when he thinks he has a shooting chance after a through ball by Isco, the linesman's flag is raised for off side. The Celta Vigo man looks as likely as anyone to break the deadlock this evening.


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Another change for Spain as Napoli's Jose Callejon makes just his second appearance for his country, replacing Raul Garcia.

  13. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Spain v Germany

    Germany on Twitter: No goals & awful weather in Vigo - it could be better. But #Durm & Co. are still giving their all!

    They are right with one thing... It could certainly be better.


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain's Raul Garcia is booked for pulling Karim Bellarabi back. Took one for the team as the Leverkusen midfielder was breaking clear.

  15. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain v Germany

    This is one of those games where every time you think one team is getting the upper hand, the other side almost score. Thirty minutes to go and it is anyone's.

  16. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    The Celta Vigo striker, Nolito, picks himself up to take the free-kick but his strike is easily tipped away by goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.

  17. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Chance for Spain as Nolito is bundled down by Antonio Rudiger on the edge of the penalty area....

  18. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    That is a nasty late challenge from Nolito on Germany's Sebastian Rudy. Escapes a booking but should be punished with the opening goal seconds later.

    The subsequent free-kick lands at Antonio Rudiger's feet inside the penalty area but his shot is blocked. The Stuttgart defender should score.

  19. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Germany are looking to force the pace now as they look for their first win over Spain for a while. That run may only have spanned three matches but a record they would love to end.

  20. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler just beats Nolito to a low cross from the right. How the home favourite would love a goal on his debut.


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Raul Garcia

    A triple change for Spain at half time as Marc Bartra, Raul Albiol and Ignacio Camacho replace Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos and Sergio Busquets.

  22. KICK-OFF

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    The first half was bit of a non event but, with the quality of player on show, surely there is better to come.

  23. Super Cesc

    Spain 0-0 Germany


    Stats providers Opta on Twitter: Only Cesc Fabregas (10) has created more chances than Juanfran (7) for Spain in the #Euro2016 qualifiers.

    Shame neither are playing tonight really.

  24. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    John McEnerney: Can see a Ger v Spain final in the next WCup but as for the Euro 2016 it's there for Germany to take, Spain need to rebuild.

    Rian Hoskins: Spain and Germany are taking the right approach to friendlies with their line-ups. Experienced players mixed with youngsters.

  25. Mascot time


    UEFA EURO 2016 on Twitter: The wait is over and the official #EURO2016 mascot has been revealed!

    You have a chance to vote for what you want the mascot to be named on the above Twitter account later tonight. Any ideas?

  26. Stat attack


    Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller made his 62nd appearance for Germany, equalling Gerd Muller, his former coach. Sadly, for him, it didn't last long as was forced off with injury.

    Germany's most-capped player is Lothar Matthaus with 150 caps. Long way to go Thomas...


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Neither side can have many complaints about the score. Both need a tad more quality in the final third.

  28. CLOSE!

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain almost make the breakthrough. Isco's free-kick from the right is whipped in viciously but Raul Garcia can only head the ball well, well over the bar.

  29. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Into the last five minutes in Vigo. Can either of these sides break the deadlock?

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball


    Germany on Twitter: The U21s are watching #ESPGER together following their friendly draw earlier on.

    Not a beer in sight. Good lads.

  31. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    It seems Spain fans get as excited about friendlies as England fans do. The atmosphere is like a practice match at the moment.

  32. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Real chance for Germany as Kevin Volland races clear on goal but, with Mario Gotze waiting for the pass across, Gerard Pique recovers to block. The Hoffenheim man was too slow there.

  33. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain still enjoying far more of the ball but Germany holding firm and looking dangerous on the break.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

    David de Gea

    Spain goalkeeper David De Gea on Twitter: Hoy partidazo! Vamos España! C'mon Spain!

  35. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Thomas Muller

    Anyone would miss a player of Muller's calibre...


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Thomas Muller

    A real blow for Germany as Thomas Muller is forced off after picking up a knock in a challenge with Sergio Ramos.

    The Bayern Munich man is replaced by Bayer Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi.


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    On his 160th appearance for Spain, goalkeeper Iker Casillas saves his side from going behind with a fine low stop.

    Mario Gotze looks certain to score as he bursts through but his volley is parried away by the Real Madrid stopper. Great stop.

  38. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain continue to be the more threatening. This time, Cesar Azpilicueta slides the ball into Raul Garcia inside the penalty area.

    The Atletico midfielder turns well but hits a shot straight at goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. Easy for the stopper.

  39. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Joachim Low

    Germany coach Joachim Low doesn't look entirely happy in rainy Spain does he? Probably prefer to be at home with a cup of tea...

    Not much going on at the moment.


    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Just as I speak, Nolito almost gives the hosts the lead. He collects the ball 20 yards from goal and bends a shot towards the corner, which is parried away by goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. That will give him some confidence.

  41. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Celta Vigo's Nolito has yet to get into the game on his Spain debut. Big, big game for the forward tonight...

  42. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain v Germany

    First real chance falls to Germany as Sebastian Rudy's right wing cross falls to Kevin Volland in the box but his touch lets him down and the chance is gone. Gaps in the Spain defence there.

  43. Post update

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Spain enjoying the early possession as they pass the ball around patiently. Germany don't look too bothered with the hosts having the ball around the halfway line.

  44. KICK-OFF

    Spain 0-0 Germany

    Game on. Can Germany finally get a win against Spain?

  45. Post update

    Lukas Podolski

    Germany and Arsenal midfielder Lukas Podolski on Twitter: Matchday, Former World Champions vs New World Champions. Santi vs Poldi!

    Who will have bragging rights at the Arsenal training ground on Friday?

  46. German revenge?

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)


    It wouldn't be a bad way to finish off a fantastic year for the Germans would it? A win over Spain finally...

  47. Post update

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

    The teams are on their way out in Spain but it has to be said Celta Vigo's ground doesn't exactly look packed just yet. Perhaps they are keeping dry as it has been bucketing down.

    Anthem time...

  48. Post update

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

    Joachim Lowe

    Maybe things aren't so great for Germany.

    Their last two matches have seen them beaten by Poland and held at home by the Republic of Ireland.

    Meanwhile Vicente del Bosque's Spain have picked up convincing victories in their last two matches against Luxembourg and Belarus. Perhaps tiki-taka isn't dead just yet.

  49. Nolito in home debut

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)


    The home crowd will be happy at the Estadio de Balaidos this evening with Celta Vigo forward Nolito given his Spain debut at the ground where he plies his domestic trade.

    The 28-year-old was named La Liga Player of the Month for September, with four goals.

  50. LINE-UPS

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

    Spain: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Bernat; Raul Garcia, Busquets, Bruno, Isco; Morata, Nolito

    Germany: Zieler; Howedes, Mustafi, Rudiger; Rudy, Khedira, Kroos, Durm; Muller, Gotze, Volland.

  51. Post update

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

    Good evening and welcome to live text of a tasty-looking friendly in Vigo between Spain and Germany.

    They call it a friendly but can any encounter between these two European superpowers be anything but meaningful? I would suggest not.

    There are old scores to settle.

  52. Spanish misery

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

    Spain out

    This time last year, Spain were still Europe's top dogs. They were world champions, two-time European champions and seemingly invincible.

    What a difference a year makes.

    Starting the World Cup in Brazil as one of the favourites, defeats in their opening two matches saw them dumped out in the first round. A nation - perhaps a continent - was stunned.

    A defeat in Slovakia means their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign hasn't started flawlessly either.

  53. Contrasting fortunes

    Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)


    The year 2014 has definitely belonged to Germany.

    World champions and Fifa's top-ranked team, Joachim Low's men will enter the new year as the team to beat.

    For Spain it has been an embarrassment. Point to prove anyone?