Germany set to field strong side against Spain

Germany set to field strong side against Spain

Andres Iniesta set Rodrigo up with a delightful through ball, with the Valencia forward firing a first-time shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen to give Spain the lead.

It was a cakewalk for Brazil in Moscow as Tite's men were comprehensively victorious 3-0 against the upcoming hosts of the World Cup Russia.

Spain went on to dictate play as they confidently knocked the ball around the reigning world champions with Real Madrid's Isco proving particularly influential.

Germany and Spain faced each other in an worldwide friendly this evening.

"There was a good intensity to the game, it was a test in which we were able to learn a lot", said Loew.

Spain dominated the early stages and opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

But as Germany gradually gained control the hosts levelled in stunning fashion in the 35th minute.

There is no place in the XI for Diego Costa, with Rodrigo leading the line, while Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea starts.

He was called into action just moments after the restart to brilliantly turn away Julian Draxler's 25-yard piledriver and then produced another impressive stop to deny Ilkay Gundogan. Isco forced a good save from ter Stegen, while on the other end, Mats Hummels went close in the 65th minute.

After the restart, both teams exchanged promising chances.

There was little to choose between the two sides, who both demonstrated their quality and strength in depth and showed they will take some beating at this summer's Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup.

Inter Milan full-back Miranda scored the opener while Barcelona midfield pair Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho scored one apiece at Moscow's renovated Luzhniki stadium where the World Cup final will be played. Playing against the best teams in the world is a very nice challenge, and we took it as such.

In the friendly with Die Mannschaft, both sides wasted big chances and the 29-year-old recognised the game could have gone either way but felt their were many positives to take.

With that in mind, Lopetegui named a strong side - as did Germany counterpart Joachim Low - which included a 150th global appearance for Sergio Ramos.

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