UEFA Nations League - Group A4
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Germany 1-1 Spain: Jose Gaya scores 95th-minute equaliser for Spain

Germany were playing for the first time since 19 November 2019
Germany were playing for the first time since 19 November 2019

New Chelsea signing Timo Werner scored for Germany before Spain rescued a point with a 95th-minute equaliser in the Nations League in Stuttgart.

Werner showed why the Blues have paid £54m for him when he drilled past David de Gea inside the penalty area.

Leeds United's club record £26m signing Rodrigo missed two fine chances for Spain before heading into the path of Jose Gaya, who made it 1-1.

The Valencia defender scored with almost the last kick of the game.

It was a dramatic end to an eventful match.

Both teams were returning to international action for the first time in almost 10 months.

It was the first game of Luis Enrique's second spell in charge of Spain and there were several positives for the former Barcelona boss, not least the performance of new Manchester City signing Ferran Torres.

City's £20.87m winger produced a confident display on the right before switching wings after 17-year-old Barcelona player Ansu Fati came on for his senior international debut at the start of the second half.

In contrast forward Rodrigo wasted a glorious chance at 0-0 when he took too long to get his shot away in front of a gaping net before having another chance blocked by keeper Kevin Trapp after getting behind Germany's defence.

Spain keeper De Gea produced several fine saves including a flying stop to keep out Leroy Sane.

This was the first competitive meeting between the two European powerhouses since Spain overcame Germany in South Africa on their way to winning the 2010 World Cup.

Germany's side was largely deprived of players from Bayern Munich following their Champions League triumph in Portugal last month.

Ukraine beat Switzerland 2-1 in the other game in Group A4.

Line-ups

Germany

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Trapp
  • 23Can
  • 15Süle
  • 16Rüdiger
  • 2Kehrer
  • 21GündoganSubstituted forSerdarat 74'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 3Gosens
  • 7Draxler
  • 19SanéSubstituted forGinterat 63'minutes
  • 9WernerSubstituted forKochat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ginter
  • 5Tah
  • 6Neuhaus
  • 10Brandt
  • 11Waldschmidt
  • 12Leno
  • 17Koch
  • 18Havertz
  • 20Serdar
  • 22Baumann

Spain

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1de Gea
  • 2Carvajal
  • 15Ramos
  • 4Torres
  • 14Gayà
  • 8RuizSubstituted forRodríguezat 80'minutes
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forMerinoat 57'minutes
  • 10Thiago Alcántara
  • 22NavasSubstituted forFatiat 45'minutes
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 20Torres

Substitutes

  • 3Llorente
  • 6Merino
  • 7Olmo
  • 9Moreno
  • 12García
  • 13Arrizabalaga
  • 16Rodri
  • 17Fati
  • 18Rodríguez
  • 21Reguilón
  • 23Simón
Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Germany 1, Spain 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany 1, Spain 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Germany 1, Spain 1. José Gayà (Spain) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Moreno.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rodrigo Moreno (Spain) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ferran Torres with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Emre Can (Germany).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

  7. Post update

    Matthias Ginter (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Robin Koch replaces Timo Werner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Óscar Rodríguez (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Thiago.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Pau Torres.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ferran Torres (Spain) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Óscar Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Spain. Conceded by Niklas Süle.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Óscar Rodríguez (Spain) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ansu Fati.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Germany).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Pau Torres (Spain).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Spain. Óscar Rodríguez replaces Fabián Ruiz.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

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