Spain and Germany play on the second day of group E, in a duel that will be played at the Al Bayt stadium and that can mean the classification of La Roja and the elimination of the Germans.
How does Spain arrive to the second match of the World Cup?
Spain arrives launched to the match against Germany after its exhibition in the debut against Costa Rica. Luis Enrique works to make some changes in the starting line up, with Eric García and Carvajal being the two players who have the most options to playin the starting eleven. The mobility of German strikers is the reason would cause the change in Laporte’s dance couple. The coach will not rotate the centre of the field: Busquets, Gavi and Pedrii, three untouchable players at the moment . The coach has insisted that the victory against Costa Rica has only been three points and nothing has been done yet. “The intensity will be maximum, we are not going to relax,” says the coach.
How does Germany arrive to the second game of the World Cup?
Germany arrives confused after the defeat against Japan on the first day. Confused and pressured, because the German team has never been eliminated twice in a row in the first phase of the World Cups. Flick’s team is on difficult situation, and he has also had to hear very harsh criticism of Manuel Neuer and Ilkay Gündogan. Scrambled atmosphere in the Germany concentration, but as the players of Spain know: “Germany is always Germany.” Independently the defeat against Japan, it is not expected that the German coach will revolutionise the lineup.
Pedri against Musiala. 20 years old the Spanish and 19 years old the Germany. The two most talented footballers in Spain and Germany. A duel of the highest quality and precision in the centre of the field, without leaving aside the physical aspect: two beasts, with more resistance the Canary and more power for Stuttgart. The subject of the goal is pending for two players: 0 in 15 games Pedri and only 1 in 18 matches Musiala. The football of Spain and Germany pass through them.
By Fernando Perez (Football Analyst, Spain)