Germany, first in group
Spain needed to win the game against Switzerland to depend on itself and play the Final Four of the UEFA Nations League tournament. Spain is played against Germany, on Tuesday 17 in Seville, their pass to the final.
With nine points, Germany is the first in the group after beating Ukraine by three goals to one. In second place, Spain with seven points, after drawing in the 87th minute against Switzerland. The Ukrainian team, third with six points and Switzerland with five.
Switzerland go ahead with a goal from Freuler
Luis Enrique surprised with a trident in attack with Oyarzabal, Ferrán Torres and Dani Olmo. Spain came out to win and showed it in the first minutes with pressure and attacking in the opposite area. Fabián Ruiz’s shot in the 17th minute could have overtaken Spain.
However, it was the Swiss midfielder, Freuler, who made the first goal of the match go up on the scoreboard. An error by the Spanish team was taken advantage of by Embolo and Freuler finished off by scoring a great goal. Spain was about to tie the game, but Ferran Torres was not right. End of the first half, Switzerland 1- Spain 0.
Ramos misses two penalties
The first minutes of the second half were heart attack. And with tachycardia, Sommer stopped at the penalty by Sergio Ramos. The captain of the Spanish team missed the most important penalty in recent times. The first penalty missed after 25 goals scored from eleven meters. It was not the night of Ramos, and it is that minutes later, he missed his second penalty called in a foul against Álvaro Morata. Incredible the feat of Sommer.
Spain needed a miracle after missing two penalties, and the miracle was called Gerard Moreno. The Villarreal player came out a few minutes from the end of the match for Mikel Merino. He came, he saw and he won. In the 89th minute, Spain got the longed-for tie. A match that has once again demonstrated the weaknesses of the Spanish team.
Spain, without goal
The Spanish team is in low hours. The lack of a goal in recent games and the possibility of relegation to La Liga B do not seem to worry the Asturian coach. In the last four games, Spain have scored only two goals. The worst scoring streak since 1992.
On Tuesday, November 11, Spain drew one goal against the Netherlands in a friendly. Weeks before he lost to Ukraine, a selection that should be affordable for the Spanish. The draw against Switzerland only confirms and makes it clear that Spain needs a change. Spain draws against Switzerland and the competition is complicated.
The ownership of Unai Simón under the sticks reopens again the debate on the goal of the Spanish team.
Switzerland: Sommer; Edimilson Fernandes, Elvedi, Akanji, Ricardo Rodríguez; Granit Xhaka, Freuler, Shaqiri, Zuber; Breel Embolo and Seferovic.
Spain: Unai Simón, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Ramos, Pau Torres, Reguilón; Busquets, Mikel Merino, Fabián; Dani Olmo, Oyarzabal and Ferran Torres.
Goals: Freuler (min. 24, 1-0), Gerard Moreno (min. 89, 1-1).