Spain vs Germany LIVE: World Cup 2022 latest score and goal updates from decisive Group E clash as Dani Olmo strikes crossbar

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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

17 mins: Carvajal almost plays Spain into danger with a square pass, but Simon is able to clear it up. Spain then play out confidently between Pedri and Busquets.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:18


Spain 0-0 Germany

13 mins: This match had high billing but it has so far lived up to the hype. It’s being played at a frantic pace and is a level above most of what we have seen at this World Cup so far. Spain in charge of the possession so far.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:15


Spain 0-0 Germany

10 mins: Chance! That’s lovely play from Germany. They play through the Spain press as Gundogan flicks it forward to Goretzka, who drives on. His pass to Gnabry is a little late but Simon rushes out to make the sliding stop. Gnabry might have just been offside.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:11


Spain 0-0 Germany

8 mins: On second viewing, does Neuer get a bit lucky there? Olmo’s shot was fierce but Neuer almost palmed it into his own net. In the end he was quite lucky it only hit the bar.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:09


Spain 0-0 Germany

6 mins: SAVE! Wow – Spain look super sharp early on. It’s worked out to Dani Olmo on the left and he cuts inside before unleashing a stunning strike, that’s tipped onto the bar by Manuel Neuer.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:07


Spain 0-0 Germany

4 mins: Goreztka crunches into Gavi – but it’s Spain who have made the brighter start. Pedri helps to work it into a dangerous position but Ferran’s touch on the edge of the box lets him down.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:05


Spain 0-0 Germany

2 mins: Then in the other direction Spain swarm Musiala when he gets his first touch. It should be a brilliant battle between the Bayern midfielder and Gavi.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:02


Spain 0-0 Germany

1 min: Spain get us started in charge of the ball – but Muller is pushing high.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:02


KICK OFF! Spain 0-0 Germany

Underway! Spain are all in red and look fearsome ahead of this crucial Group E clash. Can Germany respond?

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 19:00


Spain vs Germany

The players are out and Germany look fired up after the anthems. They are the team who will need to hit the ground running here.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 18:57

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