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Fullkrug fires in late equalizer over Spain to provide Germany lifeline


DOHA: Niclas Fullkrug scored an excellent late equalizer to disclaim Spain a clean passage to the spherical of 16 as Germany got here from behind to degree 1-1, which saved their race alive in Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Alvaro Morata got here off the bench to provide Spain the lead within the 62nd minute however Werder Bremen ahead fired the leveler within the 83rd minute to earn first level for Germany, right here at Al Bayt Stadium.

Germany, who earlier confronted a stunning defeat by Japan of their opening group match, made a number of modifications to the staff and fought valiantly all through the sport in opposition to a powerful Spanish aspect.

Antonio Rudiger managed to get the ball behind the nets within the first half however the aim was disallowed for the offside whereas Jamal Musiala missed a giant alternative within the second half as Unai Simon pulled out an excellent save.

Morata, launched within the second half, scored the opening aim with a high quality flick contained in the field that went previous Manuel Neuer and took Spain within the lead.

But a fair response from Fullkrug, who substituted Thomas Muller within the 70th minute, saved the day for Germany.

The 2014 World Cup winners nonetheless stay on the backside of Group E after this draw however a victory over Costa Rica of their last group fixture on Friday could be sufficient to take them into subsequent spherical except Japan pull off one other upset in opposition to Spain on that day.

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