Spain all square in Germany

Spain extended their unbeaten run to 17 games under Julen Lopetegui after they drew 1-1 with Germany in Friday's World Cup warm-up.

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Rodrigo Moreno gave Spain an early lead against Germany, but Thomas Muller's 'golazo' 10 minutes before half-time and Diego Costa's late miss ultimately denied La Roja the victory.

Rodrigo Moreno and Isco led the line for the Spaniards, whose players wore black armbands in memory of the five-year-old son of former Valencia goalkeeper Santiago Canizares, who died in the lead-up to the match.

The world champions sprang no surprises themselves, taking to the field with Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The two nations had met 22 times in the past, with La Roja winning on seven occasions, including in the semi-finals of Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.

Indeed, Spain's performance in the opening half-hour made it seem like groundhog day as Andres Iniesta's visionary reverse pass released Rodrigo, who finished past Ter Stegen for his fifth goal in four games.

Yet for all of the visitors' dominance, the Germans lived up to their reputation, pulling a goal back against the run of play, when Muller drove the ball into David de Gea's top-left corner from 20 yards out.

The restart was a misjointed affair, with substitutions disrupting the flow of the match, although De Gea was still needed at full stretch for Julian Draxler’s explosive effort, before tipping Ilkay Gundogan’s placed shot around the post.

Ter Stegen, meanwhile, stopped Isco from point-blank range but was relieved to see an unmarked Costa hesitate when the ball ricocheted to him in the Germany box, the Atletico Madrid striker’s shot closed down in the nick of time.

Germany 1-1 Spain

Muller 35 (G) Rodrigo 6 (S)

Germany: Ter Stegen; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Khedira (Gundogan 83), Kroos; Muller (Goretzka 81), Ozil, Draxler (Sane 68); Werner (Gomez 84)

Spain: De Gea; Carvajal, Pique (Nacho 51), Ramos, Alba; Thiago (Rodri 82), Koke, Iniesta (Saul 45); Silva (Vazquez 71), Rodrigo (Costa 65), Isco (Asensio 59)

Referee: Collum (SCO)

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