Friday, 16 November, 2018

Rodrigo, Muller strike in Germany-Spain draw

Germany Coach Tips Spain as Favourite for Russia 2018 Glory Germany v Spain team news: Leroy Sane left out
Eugene Bates | 24 March, 2018, 16:40

The draw in front of a sold-out 50,653 crowd preserves both sides' respective unbeaten runs dating back to Euro 2016.

On Tuesday, Germany will encounter Brazil and Spain host Argentina for the next test match.

"We'll need to play well, Spain stands for a certain type of football - a mix of Real and Barca". At 33, Iniesta gave the Germany midfield a masterclass during the first 45 minutes, moving the ball at ease with silky passes at the heart of Spain's attack.

And the 2010 World Cup winners could hardly have made a better start against the reigning world champions, taking the lead inside six minutes.

Mats Hummels was at fault for the opening goal, leaving too much space for Iniesta to tuck the ball behind the German defence for Moreno to score.

At the other end, Germany had goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to thank for saving from Isco at point-blank range after they had been cut wide open by Spain.

La Roja almost got a second goal after a string of delightful passes played in David Silva, but his momentum took him past the ball and he was unable to properly control. At half-time, Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez came on for Iniesta in the Spanish midfield.

Draxler tried to replicate Muller's goal shortly after the restart but this time De Gea made a wonderful save, diving high to his left to tip the 25-yard drive away.

The hosts continued to pose the greater goalscorer threat, however, and Werner went close again before Hummels sent a 65th-minute header crashing against the crossbar from Kroos' cross. "That unites the national team and for me, they are one of the top favourites (for the World Cup)". We can go up another gear and I think both teams haven't shown their full hand yet.

"Trying to dominate here for 90 is complex, but we played with ambition".

"We knew that Spain are hard to defend against, you have to nearly defend against them man-to-man". Playing against the best teams in the world is a very nice challenge, and we took it as such.

Tite's next job is to psychologically prepare Brazil for a match with their 2014 semi-final nemesis Germany. "We're putting in a solid level of performance".

Recommended

Became known, the poisoned Skripal in London Became known, the poisoned Skripal in London He added: 'We still do not see any facts, which makes us think that all this is provocation'. Britain had expelled 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the nerve agent attack.

Daniel Ricciardo hit with PENALTY at Australian Grand Prix: Stewards explain why Daniel Ricciardo hit with PENALTY at Australian Grand Prix: Stewards explain why As is tradition, the Australian Grand Prix will be the stage for the opening race of the new Formula One season. In 2016, Ricciardo set the fastest lap but couldn't secure a podium finish in front of his home fans.

McMaster out; Bolton in McMaster out; Bolton in But with Pompeo set to replace him and Bolton on his way to the White House, the accord's coffin may well have been nailed shut. He was equally disinclined to indulge the bureaucratic constraints of the State Department back in Washington .

US President Trump reverses threat to shut down US government US President Trump reverses threat to shut down US government That all but ensures that the fiery debate over Obamacare will continue into the November elections. "I'm disappointed by this". It signals an end - or at least a pause - to the deeply partisan feuding over funding that has roiled Congress for months.

Turkey's Erdogan Vows Wider Offensive Against US-Backed Syrian Kurds Turkey's Erdogan Vows Wider Offensive Against US-Backed Syrian Kurds They have vowed to continue the fight, using hit-and-run attacks against Turkish troops in Afrin. Separately, Erdogan said 38 PKK terrorists were neutralized in the Iraqi city of Sinjar.

Missouri Governor Appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to Fill Thad Cochran's Senate Seat Missouri Governor Appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to Fill Thad Cochran's Senate Seat In New Jersey and Virginia , for example, the Democrats won governors races and a number of key state legislative elections. Hyde-Smith for reasons relating to both politics and personal affinity, viewing her as a rural populist in his own fashion.

Mississippi's New Abortion Law Is The Most Restrictive In The Nation Mississippi's New Abortion Law Is The Most Restrictive In The Nation Phil Bryant signed the new law , which bans abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest. It says that it performed 78 abortions past 15 weeks in 2017, or about 3% of Mississippi's 2,500 abortions a year ago .

USA government bans Venuzuela Petro transactions USA  government bans Venuzuela Petro transactions The order makes it illegal for Americans or American companies to engage in transactions related to that digital currency. The two, however, were not the top Russian authority to back Maduro .

Germany's Merkel Says Solution For Irish Border Crucial To Brexit Germany's Merkel Says Solution For Irish Border Crucial To Brexit She told parliament she hopes that, at the end of her fourth term, "divisions and polarization (will) have been reduced, perhaps even overcome".

Spring normally means snow and cold for Ohio Spring normally means snow and cold for Ohio As we head into early Thursday morning, temperatures will fall into the low to mid 20s and the clouds will gradually clear. Several inches of snow are possible for the higher elevations of the Smokies, starting tonight and continuing Wednesday .

Trump Criticized For Congratulating Putin On Sunday's Election Win Trump Criticized For Congratulating Putin On Sunday's Election Win White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump's comments on Tuesday. Trump himself has always been reluctant to publicly criticize Putin.

Ex-Playmate Sues to Invalidate Non-Disclosure Deal over Alleged Trump Affair Ex-Playmate Sues to Invalidate Non-Disclosure Deal over Alleged Trump Affair After signing the contract, McDougal grew frustrated when she did not hear about columns or cover shoots for several weeks. Now, former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal is also suing to be able to get out of an agreement she made to stay silent.

United Airlines suspends transports of pets in cargo hold United Airlines suspends transports of pets in cargo hold He said the airline would consult independent experts in pet safety and that the airline is not ending the program. The suspension does not affect pets that travel in United's passenger cabins, which require medical authorization.

WhatsApp co-founder tells everyone to delete Facebook WhatsApp co-founder tells everyone to delete Facebook This is not the first time that a former Facebook executive has showed discomfort after leaving the company. Koum continued to lead the company, however, Acton left in order to start his own foundation .

Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant's Defamation Claim Against Trump May Proceed, NY Judge Rules Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant's Defamation Claim Against Trump May Proceed, NY Judge Rules Justice Schecter cited the Supreme Court case Clinton v Jones , a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Bill Clinton in 1994. Summer Zervos filed the suit a year ago after Trump said publicly that she and other women making similar claims made them up.