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Summary

  1. FT: Spain 0-1 Germany
  2. Toni Kroos scores the winner
  3. Thomas Muller forced off early through injury
  4. Germany world champions and top Fifa rankings

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Match report

Germany
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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.

FULL-TIME

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.

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.

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

Stat attack

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

SUBSTITUTION

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

Stat attack

Spain 0-0 Germany

Stats
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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...

GREAT SAVE!

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.

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.

SUBSTITUTION

Spain 0-0 Germany

Nolito
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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.

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.

SUBSTITUTION

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

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Spain v Germany
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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.

YELLOW CARD

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.

Spain 0-0 Germany

Spain v Germany
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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.

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.

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

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.

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.

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.

SUBSTITUTION

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

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.

Super Cesc

Spain 0-0 Germany

Opta
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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.

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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.

Mascot time

Mascot
Euro 2016

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?

Stat attack

Stats
Opta

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...

HALF-TIME

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

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.

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

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Germany
Germany

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

Not a beer in sight. Good lads.

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.

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.

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

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Spain v Germany (19:45 GMT)

David de Gea
David de Gea

Spain goalkeeper

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

Spain 0-0 Germany

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

SUBSTITUTION

Spain 0-0 Germany

Thomas Muller
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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.

GREAT SAVE!

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.

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.

Spain 0-0 Germany

Joachim Low
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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.

GREAT SAVE!

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.