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Friday, January 27, 2023

Fullkrug’s late strike earns Germany crucial point against Spain

Germany fought back from a goal down to earn a crucial point after Niclas Fullkrug’s late strike against Spain on Sunday.

The match ended 1-1. The result still keeps Germany in the tournament and hope to beat Costa Rica by many goals to stand a chance of qualifying from E.

They must however, thank Costa Rica for pulling a shock victory against Japan earlier in the day.

After a barren first half, Spain opened scoring through substitute Alvaro Morata on 62nd minute of the game.

It was a superb work from Jordi Alba, who played a vital role in the build-up. He squared it to Morata, who beat Manuel Neuer with a brilliant shot into the left side of the net to give Spain 1-0 lead.

The match was heading for a victory for Spain when substitute Fullkrug equalised for Germany on 83rd minute.

After a goalmouth scramble the ball rebounded out to Fullkrug who buried it from close range into the roof of the net.

Germany almost won it on added time after Leroy Sane played a dangerous chip pass into the box in an attempt to set up one of his teammates, but the effort was intercepted by one of the defenders.

 

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