Jakarta (ANTARA) – Niclas Fullkrug’s late goal saved the German national team from defeat in a 1-1 draw against Spain in the second match of Group E of the 2022 World Cup at Al Stadium. Bayt, Al Khor, Monday morning WIB.
Spain took the lead first thanks to Alvaro Morata’s second-half goal, Germany were only able to equalize thanks to Fullkrug’s goal in the 83rd minute.
This result allows Germany to hope to qualify for the round of 16 after gaining a point. Meanwhile, Spain still leads the standings with four points. La Furia Roja only one point ahead of Japan and Costa Rica.
The chances for both teams to qualify were still high in the last game. Both teams carry the mission of having to win.
Both teams started the game trying to play short balls on offense.
Spain dominated possession more and created the first chance of the match in the 7th minute. The short passing game on the left ended with Dani Olmo shooting from outside the box but unfortunately the ball was saved by Manuel Neuer before it hit the post.
Germany’s attempts to gain possession were complicated by Spain’s aggressive pressure play. Germany immediately changed their game and relied more on quick counterattacks. Germany’s first chance was created precisely from an error in the bait of Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon. Simon’s stray ball instead fell into Serge Gnabry’s feet at the end of the penalty area. Gnabry first passed a player before firing a low shot which was still sideways.
Spain, who dominated possession by up to 66%, failed to create any new dangerous chances.
Germany then issued threats in the 40th minute. From a free-kick situation, Antonio Rudiger successfully headed the ball and entered the Spanish goal, but the goal was disallowed by the referee as he smelled offside.
Until the end of the first half, neither team scored a goal. The score is still tied 0-0.
After the break, Spain continued to dominate possession and Germany still had to play on the counterattacks.
In the 54th minute, Germany had their chance. Simon erred again after his bait was used by Joshua Kimmich with his shot from the end of the penalty area. Unfortunately, Simon was able to correct his mistake by fending off the kick.
The Spanish attack finally ended with a goal in the 62nd minute. The ball was headed to the left where Alba overlapped. He then fired a low cross into the penalty area before being hit by Alvaro Morata for the goal. Position to be 1-0.
This goal allowed Spain to play with confidence. They almost added to the advantage in the 66th minute. This time Gavi made a mock run when he received Alba’s flat cross. The ball was then found by Asensio before he shot but his effort went over. Germany finally had the better chance in the 74th minute. Jamal Musiala ran alone on the right. He entered the penalty area and fired a shot, which Simon again managed to block.
The Panzer finally equalized in the 83rd minute. From Musiala’s move, Fullkrug received the ball in the penalty area and fired a hard kick into the top corner of the Spanish goal and changed the score to 1-1.
After the goal, the game became more open with both teams launching a number of attacks. However, there are no additional objectives until the end of the game.
The Germany-Spain match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Dani Carvajal, Rodri, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba (Alejandro Balde 82′); Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Gavi (Niko Williams 66′); Marco Asensio (Koke 66′), Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres (Alvaro Morata 54′)
Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer manual; Thilo Kehrer (Luke Klostermann 67′), Niklas Sule, Antonio Rudiger, David Raum (Nico Schlotterbeck 87′); Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan (Leroy Sane 67′); Serge Gnabry (Jonas Hofmann 85′), Léon Goretzka, Jamal Musiala; Thomas Muller (Niclas Fullkrug 67′).
Croatia v Canada
Croatia picked up a vital win to keep Qatar’s chances of advancing to the 2022 World Cup round of 16 as Andrej Kramaric’s brace inspired a 4-1 win and eliminated Canada in their game Group F qualifier in Doha on Sunday.
Zlatko Dalic’s side were surprised by Alphonso Davies’ goal after the match at the Khalifa International Stadium lasted just two minutes.
But Hoffenheim striker Kramaric equalized and Marko Livaja added to the 2018 World Cup runners-up advantage before half-time. Second-half goals from Kramaric and Lovro Majer gave Croatia their first win of the tournament after managing only a goalless draw against Morocco.
Croatia are currently top of Group F, ahead of Morocco on goal difference, and a draw in their last game against Belgium on Thursday guaranteed them qualification for the knockout stages.
Early on, John Herdman’s Canada needed just 68 seconds to shake Croatia up when Tajon Buchanan pushed into the Croatian penalty area and Davies headed home perfectly past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic from close range.
Canada’s first World Cup goal came as redemption for Davies after the Bayern Munich star’s penalty was saved by Thibaut Courtois in their loss to Belgium.
The fastest goal record so far at the 2022 World Cup didn’t dampen Croatia’s enthusiasm and they started to fire up their spirits to win the game.
With Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic stretched far forward, the Croatian players’ quick passing and movement gradually started to impact the Canadians until the equalizer in the 36th minute.
The goal started when Kramaric received a pass from Ivan Perisic in the Canadian zone and he gave a brief touch before firing a clean shot into the far corner of the Canadian goal.
The second goal was created by the feet of striker Hajduk Split Livaja who was chosen to replace Nikola Vlasic. Livaja was able to restore Dalic’s confidence with a goal in the 44th minute. An attack built up by Josip Juranovic was blocked by the Canadian defender outside the penalty area, but Livaja was able to pounce on the loose ball and deftly sent a clean low shot past Milan keeper Borjan.
Early in the second half, Canadian substitute Jonathan Osorio had a golden opportunity when he unleashed a long-range shot inches from the bar.
A number of golden chances were created by both teams but were successfully countered by their respective goalkeepers. Borjan managed to fend off Kramaric’s close-range shot attacking from the right, before Jonathan David’s close-range shot was also parried by Livakovic.
Kramaric delivered a fatal blow with a goal created in the 70th minute.
Perisic’s cross met Kramaric in the Canadian penalty area and he took advantage of the tight space to finish with his left foot and the ball went through Atiba Hutchinson’s legs in the bottom corner.
Majer’s goal completed Croatia’s win after hanging on to Mislav Orsic’s pass in injury time.
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