After their overwhelming start in Qatar, beating Costa Rica (7-0), the Spanish team is looking for their ticket to the round of 16 on the second day of the group stage against a down-and-out Germany that began its adventure in the World Cup with a disappointing loss (1-2) against Japan. Champion in four of her 18 participations, history commands greater respect than the present.
Germany is trapped in its worst dynamic in the World Cups, eliminated by South Korea in Russia 2018 and beaten by Japan in its debut in Qatar 2022. Caused by its lack of forcefulness and defensive security to be traced against the Japanese team, it finds itself on a tightrope His last executioner will play before and a new victory would leave the 'Mannschaft' on the brink of the abyss.
A very different scenario from that of the Spanish team, which in its last precedent with Germany endorsed six goals in the Nations League. The seven in the win against Costa Rica in Doha, the biggest win in its history in a World Cup, have placed it among the clear favorites for the title.
A fame that has been earned with the unmistakable seal of Luis Enrique Martínez. With high pressure, dynamism with the ball, continuous movement to give passing options. Erasing Costa Rica from the field, reducing the rival to its minimum expression. The seven goals in an exhibition that intimidated the world of football and praised Spain, found a hunger for glory that caused them not to think about raising their feet or negotiating efforts.
The Spanish coach, not very faithful to the same eleven, will continue with his little revolution against the German team: "I am zero worries about the alignment," Luis Enrique said in true style on the eve of the game. "I don't have a selected eleven, sometimes due to the type of rival in the area of the field we go that can condition the game, I retouch the line-up. As a rule I do not repeat eleven, in fact I think I have not repeated in the selection", he assured and He added: "The important thing is not the eleven, it is the blind trust that I have in all the players. The starters and the changes are vital because they see from the outside what happens in the game and it can be corrected".
In Germany, everyone is watching the right knee of Leroy Sané, one of his references who could rush for an early 'final'. He has just returned to the group but his team needs the imbalance that he generates. "You have to wait and see how he evolves," Flick said without wanting to reveal his letters. He will also have to decide whether to bet on the firmness that his team would win by joining Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka.
The Spain – Germany matchday of the World Cup in Qatar will take place this Sunday, November 27, at 8:00 p.m. A duel that can be seen in open through Spanish Television. In addition, La Vanguardia will offer live minute by minute with the highlights of the match.