RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo tussles with Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter during the match between Spain and Germany in Seville. - © Fran Santiago/Getty Images
RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo tussles with Borussia Mönchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter during the match between Spain and Germany in Seville. - © Fran Santiago/Getty Images
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Spain vs. Germany: as it happened

Germany finished second in UEFA Nations League Group A4 after suffering a defeat away to Spain in their final game of the section on Tuesday.

As it happened!

Spain 6-0 Germany
Goals: 1-0 Morata (17'), 2-0 F. Torres (33'), 3-0 Rodri (38'), F. Torres (55'), 5-0 F. Torres (71'), 6-0 Oyarzabal (89')

Spain: Simon - Roberto, Ramos (c) (Garcia 43'), P. Torres, Gaya - Rodri, Canales (Ruiz 12') - Olmo (Moreno 73'), Koke, F. Torres (Asensio 73') - Morata (Oyarzabal 73')

Germany: Neuer (c) - Ginter, Süle (Tah 46'), Koch, Max - Gündogan, Kroos, Goretzka (Neuhaus 61') - Gnabry, Sane (Waldschmidt 61') - Werner (Henrichs 76')

FULL TIME!

It's all over. Germany suffer a heavy defeat.

89' SIX FOR SPAIN

Gaya scurries into the box on the left and his ball across the face of goal is tapped in by Oyarzabal.

87' MORENO GOES CLOSE

A cross from the right is tricky to deal with for Germany and Moreno goes close to get a head on it from close range, but it's just too strong for him, and the visitors hoof it away.

81' RUNNING THE CLOCK DOWN

Spain seem content to keep the scoreline as it is and are stroking the ball around in midfield without any great purpose.

77' GNABRY HITS THE BAR!

The Bayern forward unleashes a stunning shot from distance that beats Simon, but hits the bar and bounces to safety.

76' HENRICHS FOR WERNER

Leipzig defender Henrichs comes on for Werner.

73' THREE CHANGES FOR SPAIN

Wholesale changes up front for the hosts as Oyarzabal, Asensio and Moreno come on for Morata, F. Torres and Olmo.

71' 5-0

It's another counter-attack and another clinical finish from Ferran Torres. Morata's pass from deep find Ruiz, charging forward. He flicks it to his left and Torres' curling first-time shot has too much power on it for Neuer to keep out.

68' SPAIN CLOSE TO A FIFTH

Olmo with a lovely pass out to Ruiz on the left. He curls a ball across the face of goal, looking for the unmarked Morata at the back post, but it's just too strong for him and the chance goes begging.

65' NICE IDEA FROM WERNER

Werner peels off his marker to receive a drilled pass from midfield. He's seen Neuhaus' run from deep and tries to play a first-time ball into his path, but he can't quite execute it and Spain clear the danger.

62' WIDE FROM FERRAN TORRES

Koke's back-heel inside the box tees up Torres for his hat-trick, but his powerful shot whizzes wide of the target.

61' DOUBLE CHANGE FOR GERMANY

Waldschmidt and Neuhaus come on for Sane and Goretzka.

58' GINTER GETTING TREATMENT

The Gladbach defender is on the side of the pitch receiving treatment for what appears to be a neck complaint. He looks like he'll be able to continue though.

55' SPAIN GET A FOURTH

Ruiz collects Olmo's path on the left wing and flicks it forward to Gaya, who's suddenly free in front of Neuer in the box. The goalkeeper narrows the angle well, but Gaya squares it across the area to Ferran Torres, who is left with a simple tap-in.

53' SUPERB FROM GNABRY

The Bayern winger dribbles past two or three defenders on the right and gets to the byline. He tries to pull it back to a teammate in the middle, but a defender sticks out a leg to clear. Still, it's a moment of more attacking purpose than Germany have shown for much of the game.

50' MORATA ON THE COUNTER

Germany lose the ball in the middle of the pitch and Morata sprints forward, giving Spain a three-vs-two counter. He has Olmo completely unmarked to his left, but instead attempts a more complicated pass to his right, allowing the visitors to intercept and recover.

48' NEUER TO THE RESCUE AGAIN

Olmo robs Koch of possession and drives into the box, smashing a low shot towards the far post. Neuer saves it brilliantly with his leg, and makes a good follow-up block from Koke's effort on the rebound.

46' SECOND HALF!

We're off again in Seville. Löw has made one change at the interval, bringing on Leverkusen centre-back Tah for Süle.

HALF-TIME!

Spain take a big lead into the break following some clinical finishing. Germany haven't been at their best yet and are yet to have a shot at goal.

43' RAMOS LIMPS OFF

The Spain captain is also forced off the pitch with an injury, having seemingly tweaked something in his right thigh. He's replaced by Garcia.

41' OLMO HAS A GO

The Leipzig midfielder tries his luck from distance, but it sails over the bar.

38' RODRI EXTENDS SPAIN'S LEAD

An out-swinging corner from the left finds Rodri near the penalty spot, and his header to the back post spins past Neuer and into the net.

33' FERRAN TORRES MAKES IT TWO

Olmo meets Koke's cross from the left but his header hits the crossbar. It bounces down to Ferran Torres, who lashes in an unstoppable shot on the rebound.

30' STUNNING FROM NEUER

Olmo frees Ferran Torres, arriving into the Germany area on the right. He only has Neuer to beat - 'only' we say - but his angled low shot towards the back post is blocked by the Bayern, Germany and world No.1.

28' ONE-TOUCH GERMANY

Spain press Germany extremely high, committing five or six players forward to the edge of their penalty area. The visitors are able to pay their way around it though, breaking lines with some eye-catching one-touch passing. Werner flicks a lovely ball out wide to Sane on the right, but he doesn't see Goretzka's run in the middle and is eventually crowded out.

24' SPAIN GOAL DISALLOWED

Morata has the ball in the back of the net again following a rapid counter-attack but it won't count - offside.

21' CHANCE FOR FERRAN TORRES

The Spain attacker peels behind Max to collect a long ball forward. He controls it well and gets a shot away quickly, but drags it wide of Neuer's post. It wouldn't have counted anyway as it turns out, as the assistant referee raises his flag for offside.

17' SPAIN TAKE THE LEAD!

Ruiz curls in a corner from the right and Morata leaps higher than Gnabry at the back post to power a thumping header past Neuer.

15' CANCELLING EACH OTHER OUT

Ramos' free-kick aside, there hasn't been an effort on goal that has troubled either keeper as yet.

12' RUIZ COMES ON

Fabian Ruiz comes on to the pitch for Canales.

10' CANALES INJURED

The Spain midfielder stretches to control a ball and looks to have pulled a muscle. He hobbles off as the hosts are temporarily down to 10 men as they prepare a substitute.

9' BRILLIANT FROM SÜLE

The Bayern defender pings a diagonal ball over the defence to Werner, whose run beat the offside trap. He volleys it into the middle, looking for Sane, but Pau Torres is again well placed to clear.

7' NEUER DENIES RAMOS

Gündogan brings down Olmo right on the edge of the Germany penalty area. Ramos smacks a powerful low shot at goal, but Neuer dives down to his right to punch clear.

4' WERNER PROBING

Werner drops into midfield to receive possession and spies Gnabry's run. He threads a ball into his path but Pau Torres reads the danger and is able to clear.

2' FIRST SHOT FROM OLMO

Spain keep the ball well and get forward with Fernan Torres, who plays it to Olmo on the right. He cuts inside to the edge of the penalty area and has a first pop at goal, but it's a slow daisy cutter that Neuer gathers with ease.

1' KICK-OFF

Here we go! Germany get the ball rolling in Seville.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Germany marginally edge this fixture historically with nine wins from 24 meetings. Spain have triumphed seven times and there have been eight draws, including in the most recent meeting in Stuttgart in September, when Spain secured a 1-1 draw with a 96th-minute equaliser.

TEAM NEWS - SPAIN

It's a big game for Spain goalkeeper Simon, making just his second competitive start, with Manchester United stopper De Gea on the bench. Elsewhere, Rodrigo comes into midfield for the injured Busquets, while Koke and Canales start ahead of Merino and Fabian. Gaya has been given the nod at left-back in place of Reguilon and Morata begins up top for Oyarzabal. Leipzig playmaker Olmo is also in the first XI.

TEAM NEWS - GERMANY

It's largely as expected from Joachim Löw here, with Koch dropping into central defence from a holding midfield role in place of the suspended Rüdiger, while Kroos returns from a ban of his own to fill the void in midfield. Gnabry, Sane and Werner present a formidable attacking trio up top.

HELLO AND WELCOME

Thanks for joining us for what is Germany's last match of 2020 - and what a cracker we've got in store! Die Mannschaft are aiming to conclude Nations League Group A4 with their unbeaten record intact, but Spain need a win if they're to make the final four!

Match stats

  • Germany were on a 12-game unbeaten run stretching back to September 2019 prior to kick-off.
  • Neuer won his 95th cap. Of the current squad, only Kroos has more (101).
  • Sane's strike against Ukraine was his fifth goal in 24 senior international appearances.
  • Olmo has one goal and an assist to show for his first eight appearances for Spain.
  • Bayern's Javi Martinez has not played for Spain in over three years, but was part of his country's 2010 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2012-winning teams.