Both sides drew 1-1 in Germany as teams across the world engage each other in Pre-World Cup friendlies. In a frantic atmosphere manager of both sides Joachim Leow (Germany) and (Spain) set-up their sides pretty well as rivalry and physical duels ensued among both teams.
However with the World Cup barely three months away there is much the competition among both heavyweights of European football indicates in a night of football action which was marked by tactical discipline and aerial potency as both teams get ready for the Mundial in Russia later in June. On this note, we evaluate the three critical points from the Germany draw 1-1 with Spain.
Spain’s Level of Cohesion/Flamboyant Display
The Spanish side showed off their wares of territorial assertion from the onset of the match as the likes of Andres Iniesta and Isco Alcaron bossed proceedings from the midfield. This led to the Parish goal as Andres Iniesta combined well in transition to set up Rodrigo Moreno for the breakthrough goal.
It was sensational and genuine class as the Stadium (crowd) erupted as the visitors celebrated their goal.
The visitors gave the fans and (World) viewers at large a tip of the iceberg of what to expect in the summer as Spain’s tactical correlation and team dynamics were made evident on the field of play against Germany.
Germany Played Like Champions
The German on their own made the game interesting as they countered the Spanish side with some level of tactical discipline.
This saw the Germans read the lines well to exploit areas of space created in the opposition area.
The host shows attacking incision and organized the movement with the ball as they sought for the equalizer they duly deserved in the course of the contest.
This was evident as Mesut Ozil engineered on attacking movement around the Spanish area thus leading to the equalizer before the intermission. Ozil combined well with Khedira and Julian Draxler before setting up Thomas Muller whose strike was for good for David De Gea to keep out in goal.
Both Sides Are Title Contenders/Favourite
Germany 1-1 draws indicates so many things as regards to the Russia 2018 World Cup in the summer. One major thing we saw is the ability of both sides to excel at the grandest stage beyond most sides.
With Italy and Holland not qualified for the summer showpiece coupled with the instability and unconvincing performance seen from top sides like France (that lost 2-3 at home to Colombia) and Argentina (who struggled in the qualifying series) with Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero in attendance, Spain and Germany looks most likely to be Champions come July 15, 2018.
Besides the rise of outsiders like Nigeria, Colombia, Portugal and England (to whom it may concern) and Brazil 0-3 victory over Russia, both sides (Germany and Spain) looked favourite for many reasons most especially with their quality display on the pitch.