Spain vs Germany LIVE: WC 2022 latest score and goal updates as Antonio Rudiger header denied by VAR

Spain vs Germany LIVE: WC 2022 latest score and goal updates as Antonio Rudiger header denied by VAR

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Spain look to continue their winning start to the World Cup when they face Germany in a critical Group E clash. Luis Enrique’s Spain are firmly in control of the group after 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 a place in the last 16 even if they win tonight, while Germany have been given a lifeline. Germany, staring down the barrel of an early exit after their shock 2-1 loss to Japan last time out, but there is now margin for error and a second defeat will still not eliminate them from the group stage for the second tournament in a row.

This clash between European heavyweights is too difficult to call before kick-off, but both teams will look to their younger players to light up the game. Spain have teenage duo Pedri and Gavi alongside the experienced Sergio Busquets, while Germany will rely on 19-year-old Jamal Musiala to add an extra dimension to their wide game.

Follow all the action from Qatar with our live blog below:


Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 20:05


Spain 0-0 Germany

46 min: Raum swings an early cross into the box. Carvajal gets a touch on it and Simon collects. Muller then presses high and cuts out Laporte.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 20:03


Spain 0-0 Germany

The players are back and the second half is moments away.

Jamie Braidwood27 November 2022 20:02


Spain 0-0 Germany

However, it must be remembered that Germany must win more. Are they doing enough to do that or are they just trying to contain Spain? They have a short view ahead, that much is clear.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:57 p.m


Spain 0-0 Germany

Halftime stats, via Squawka.


Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:53 p.m


BREAK! Spain 0-0 Germany

Interesting. Germany take the break and Jurgen Klinsmann is “very happy”.

– They worked their way into the game. At the start they were a bit nervous, but they pushed hard and made them nervous. Set pieces will be key in the second half. They grew through the first 45 minutes.”

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:48 p.m


Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:47 p.m


Spain 0-0 Germany

45 minutes: Save! Another dead ball, another shot from Germany. The ball falls to Rudiger at the back post and his volley from the angle is saved by Simon as Spain mop up the rebound.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:45 p.m


Spain 0-0 Germany

43 minutes: It’s sublime from Musiala. He receives the ball with his back to goal before keeping Rodri away. He jumps away but is brought down by Busquets, who is booked.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:44 p.m


NO TARGET! Spain 0-0 Germany

No, offside! Relax to Spain, as Rudiger was in so much space on the back post! The cross from Kimmich’s was sublime. The line from Spain was static. But Rudiger went a fraction of a second too early with the run before heading the header past Simon.

That goal was also ruled out very quickly by VAR. Well done.

Jamie BraidwoodNovember 27, 2022 7:40 p.m

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