Germany striker, Timo Werner has become the first German player to score against Spain in a competitive game since Jurgen Klinsmann in 1994.
Werner scored the only goal of the UEFA Nations League for Germany that in a clash ended 1-1 against the La Roja on Thursday night in Stuttgart.
Werner, who recently joined Chelsea after scoring 28 goals in the Bundesliga last season gave Germany the lead in the 51st minute of the encounter.
Sane could have opened the goal account after cutting to his left foot. But his curler not enough to beat David De Gea. They were later punished by Jose Gaya’s last-minute strike to end the game 1-1.
UEFA Nations League: Germany Vs Spain highlight
This was Germany’s first international game since November 2019. Die Mannschaft got off to a bright start creating the first chance on goal. Thilo Kehrer’s header was saved by David De Gea.
Spain afterward got their own chance through Leeds United new signing, Rodrigo. The striker pounced on Kevin Trapp’s mistake but the goalkeeper recovered to stop his shot.
Bayern Munich’s new signing, Leroy Sane was the closest to opening the scoring. The winger came close after 20 minutes with a curling shot from the right corner of Spain’s box, forcing a solid save from De Gea.
Neither side was able to take full control of the game as it became end to end stuff. Rodrigo got another chance before the break but Trapp was again up to the task by saving his low shot at the near post.
Werner finally opened the goal chart from the close range. Much of the work was done by Robin Gosens, who made his debut. The Atalanta player cut-back for the former RB Leipzig striker who dribbled to his right before shooting into the net leaving De Gea stranded.
After the substitution of Sane over a knock, Spain continued pushing for an equalizer and Germany defended superbly, though. The host only allowed minor chances to fall the Spaniard’s way until the very last second.
Rodrigo on the end of a dinked cross from the right, headed down to Jose Gaya in front of goal. The full-back turned and poked the ball home past Trapp to earn Spain a point.
Line-ups: Germany Vs Spain
Germany: Trapp – Can, Süle, Rüdiger – Kehrer, Gündogan (Serdar 74′), Kroos (c), Gosens – Draxler, Werner (Koch 90′), Sane (Ginter 63′)
Subs: Leno, Baumann, Tah, Neuhaus, Brandt, Havertz, Waldschmidt
Out: Gnabry (not included), Goretzka (not included), Kimmich (not included), Klostermann (not included), Neuer (not included), Reus (not included), Schulz (calf)
Coach: Joachim Löw
Spain: Kepa – Carvajal, Ramos (c), P. Torres, Gaya – Thiago, Busquets (Merino 57′), Fabian (Oscar 80′) – Navas (Fati 46′), Rodrigo, F. Torres
Subs: Kepa, Simon, Llorente, Garcia, Reguilon, Ruiz, Asensio, Rodri, Olmo, Moreno
Out: Ceballos (not included), I. Martinez (not included), Morata (not included), Saul (not included), Traore (illness)
Coach: Luis Enrique