The match of the second edition of the EUFA Nations League between the German team and the Spanish team ended in a one-goal draw. Spain suffers to draw against a powerful Germany. A goal by José Luis Gayá from Alicante on the last play gives Luis Enrique’s men encouragement and a point.
Luis Enrique made his debut as Spain coach after leaving the national team, for family reasons, in the match against the Maltese team in March 2019. The most interesting match of the day was Germany against Spain. Two strong, powerful and versatile teams, and they showed it throughout the match.
Sweet and sour taste tie
Germany came out to attack from the first minute and was much superior practically the entire game. In just 15 minutes, David De Gea stopped three shots that could have changed the course of the game. The Spanish goalkeeper was magnificent. Spain took longer to start and to get fully into the game. He had a chance to reach the opposite goal but fortune was on Kevin Trapp’s side. Rodrigo could not take advantage of the error of the German goalkeeper. The German reacted quickly and stopped the Leeds player’s shot.
Already in the second half, the German team advanced on the scoreboard thanks to a goal from Timo Werner after a pass from Gosens in the 51st minute. Spain suffers to draw against Germany. The possession of the ball was for the Spanish team, but it did not generate danger. The game seemed sentenced, but in the 95th minute the hero of the Spanish team, José Luis Gayá, appeared. Sergio Ramos, The captain of the national team, gave an unlucky header, but there was the Valencia player, in the right position, to score the tying goal and give Spain a last-minute point.
Germany- Spain file
Germany: Trapp; Kehrer, Rüdiger, Süle, Gosens; Can, Kroos; Sané (Ginter 63 ‘), Gündoğan (Serdar 75’), Draxler; Werner (Koch 90 ‘).
Spain: De Gea; Carvajal, Ramos, Pau Torres, Gayà; Busquets (Mikel Merino 57 ‘), Thiago, Fabián Ruíz (Óscar Rodríguez 80’); Ferran Torres, Jesús Navas (Ansu Fati 45 ‘); Rodrigo Moreno.
Goals: Werner, Germany (minute 51); Gayá, Spain (minute 95).