Spain vs Germany LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest updates

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Spain look to continue their winning start to the World Cup as they take on Germany in a critical Group E clash. Luis Enrique’s Spaniards have firm control of the group following their 7-0 demolition of Costa Rica in their opening match, but Costa Rica’s stunning win over Japan earlier today has blown Group E wide open.

Spain are now unable to book their place in the last 16 even if they win this evening, while Germany have been handed a lifeline. Germany, were staring down the barrel of an early exit following their shock 2-1 loss to Japan last time out, but there is now margin for error and a second defeat would still not see eliminated at the group stages for the second tournament in a row.

This clash of European heavyweights is too difficult to call ahead of kick off but both teams will be looking at their younger players to light up the game. Spain have the teenage duo of Pedri and Gavi partnering the experienced Sergio Busquets whilst Germany will count on 19-year-old Jamal Musiala to add an extra dimension to their wide play.

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Spain 0-0 Germany

43 mins: That’s sublime from Musiala. He receives the ball with his back to goal before holding off Rodri. He skips away but is brought down by Busquets, who is booked.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:44

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NO GOAL! Spain 0-0 Germany

No, offside! Let off for Spain, as Rudiger was in so much space at the back post! The cross from Kimmich’s was sublime. The line from Spain was static. But Rudiger went a split second too soon with his run before powering the header past Simon.

Also, that goal was ruled out very quickly by the VAR. Well done.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:40

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GOAL! Spain 0-1 Germany (RUDIGER 40’)

Germany stun Spain from a set-piece!

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:39

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Spain 0-0 Germany

36 mins: Yellow! Ferran now pops up on the left and takes Kehrer inside with a diagonal run. The West Ham defender lunges in and doesn’t get the ball. That’s a booking.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:37

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Spain 0-0 Germany

34 mins: Olmo again finds space down the left, this time staying onside. Sule gets back to make the challenge.

From the corner, it’s flicked on to Ferran at the back post. Musiala gets a brilliant block in as Ferran got his shot away!

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:35

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Spain 0-0 Germany

32 mins: CHANCE! Olmo makes the run down the left side and gets away from Rudiger. He squares the ball across the box and finds Ferran, but he can’t keep the first-time shot down! Big chance, but actually Olmo was offside on the initial run. Good line from Rudiger.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:34

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Spain 0-0 Germany

31 mins: This is how close we’ve come to the opening goal. Still, I think we expected more from this game.

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Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:32

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Spain 0-0 Germany

30 mins: Someone has just won the Rudiger bingo. The defender lets fly from 30 yards after Spain sit off and the shot is miles off target.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:30

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Spain 0-0 Germany

28 mins: It’s been a sloppy 10 minutes or so, with chances now coming from mistakes in possession. Spain are on top but Germany will be happy with how their pressing plan is working so far.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:29

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Spain 0-0 Germany

26 mins: Let off for Germany! Neuer passes it straight out to Olmo, who is sharp to pick out Ferran. The Barcelona forward had space but was not quick enough with his touch, and Raum can get back to make the challenge before he gets his shot off.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:27