Spain 1-1 Germany: Fullkrug pegs back La Roja

Spain 1-1 Germany: Fullkrug pegs back La Roja

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Morata sent Luis Enrique's side ahead at Al Bayt Stadium

Niclas Fullkrug pegged Spain back in the World Cup with a late goal to keep Germany in the game in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Hansi Flick’s side have to beat Costa Rica and hope Japan do not beat Spain to progress, but they would have been in much worse spot were it not for the Werder Bremen forward’s late goal to cancel out Alvaro Morata’s opener.

Dani Olmo hit the post early on from range, his effort tipped thee by Manuel Neuer.

That was the best chance of the first half, while Ferran Torres had a couple of shots blocked.

Morata broke the deadlock off the bench; in the 62nd minute, he turned home Jordi Alba’s low cross.

However Germany levelled late on through Fullkrug, and Leroy Sane nearly won it at the death but could not find an end product after beating Unai Simon.

Spain just need a draw to go through but they say they will try to win.

"We have to go out to win like always and try to get into the optimum point of form for the knock-out rounds,” he said.

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