Germany striker Niclas Fullkrug’s equalizing goal in the 83rd minute of a close game salvaged a much-needed 1-1 draw against Spain during Sunday’s Group E match.
Spain were the dominant team during the goalless first half, looking more likely to score first, despite a goal disallowed by Germany.
The changes at the start of the second half also fell mainly to Spain, with substitute Álvaro Morata scoring in the 62nd minute.
Chasing the game down, German head coach Hanzi Flick made several substitutions, one of them being Fullkrug, who delivered his team’s equalizer, putting his team in a much stronger position as they take on Costa Rica, who had defeated Japan with a 1-0 win earlier. on day.