Germany locked horns with Spain at the Al Bayt Stadium earlier today as they focused on securing their first points of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Germans made a slow start to the game but managed to get into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.
Hansi Flick’s men conceded the opening goal in the 62nd minute when Alvaro Morata scored with an excellent finish. However, Germany didn’t give up and managed to equalise in the 83rd minute when Niclas Fullkrug scored with a good finish. The contest ended with Germany earning a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Qatar.
Let’s take a look at how each Germany player performed during the clash against Spain.
GK: Manuel Neuer – 6.5/10
Neuer made a couple of solid saves at the back but won’t be pleased after being beaten by Alvaro Morata on his near post.
RB: Thilo Kehrer – 6.5/10
He had to do a lot of defending and stood up to the test for most of the game.
CB: Niklas Sule – 7/10
Sule got stuck with some solid tackles and made a few crucial clearances at the back.
CB: Antonio Rudiger – 6.5/10
He made some important defensive contributions and was a threat going forward.
LB: David Raum – 7.5/10
Raum earned the ball back multiple times and made two good chances in the final third.
CM: Joshua Kimmich – 7/10
He did his fair share of defending and was a constant threat in the Spanish half.
CM: Leon Goretzka – 6.5/10
Goretzka anchored the midfield with conviction but lacked quality in the final third.
RW: Serge Gnabry – 6/10
He came back to defend when needed but offered very little in the final third.
CAM: Ilkay Gundogan – 6.5/10
Gundogan showed some flashes of what he is capable of but never got a sniff at goal.
LW: Jamal Musiala – 7.5/10
Musiala caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Thomas Muller – 5.5/10
Thomas Muller was a passenger for most of the game and produced a lackluster display during his time on the field.
RB: Lukas Klostermann – 6/10
He made one important clearance at the back.
RW: Leroy Sane – 6/10
Sane wasted a glorious chance to win the game for his nation late in the game.
ST: Niclas Fullkrug – 7.5/10
He was a constant threat after coming off the bench and deserved to score Germany’s equaliser in the 83rd minute.
CM: Jonas Hofmann – N/A
Hofmann didn’t get enough time to make an impact.
CB: Nico Schlotterbeck – N/A
The German talent came on for the final few minutes of the contest.