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Twitter reacts to Germany and Spain playing out a draw

Twitter reacts to Germany and Spain playing out a draw

Barring two German half-chances, Spain had the better of the opening third of the game, dominating possession and dictating the tempo of the game with Iniesta and Isco at the heart of it, with their dominance nearly rewarded with a glorious second, but David Silva's touch alluded him at the vital moment when he perhaps should've left the ball to better positioned Koke. Both sides will now prepare for their second friendly on Tuesday, as Germany host Brazil, while Spain play Argentina as preparations continue for the World Cup this summer.

Germany coach Low was satisfied with the night's work from his side, but believes the defending world champions and 2010 World Cup winners Spain still have room to improve.

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. It took a superb piece of skill for Germany to draw level on 35 minutes. Draxler barely starts and Sane is in good form.

Only a great Ter Stegen save denied Isco, but the Germans counter-attacked immediately and De Gea had to palm away a shot by Gundogan.

Germany went agonisingly close to taking the lead on 65 minutes when Toni Kroos rattled the crossbar from the edge of the box.

Both managers made alterations in the period that followed, but the pattern of the match did not change as both teams continued to have positive moments in the final third of the field.

Great leveller Thomas Mueller equalises for Germany in the 1-1 draw with Spain
Great leveller Thomas Mueller equalises for Germany in the 1-1 draw with Spain

"We were playing against the best team in the world now, a team with a lot of motivation and we've felt it".

Inter Milan full-back Miranda scored the opener while Barcelona midfield pair Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho scored one apiece at Moscow's renovated Luzhniki stadium where the World Cup final will be played.

A flurry of substitutions interrupted the flow of the match in the second half but Spain still had sights of goal with a stretching David Silva finding the side netting from a Marco Asensio cross before Diego Costa had a good chance blocked.

"They've learned well all the lessons that we've been working on in training and they converted the chances that they created into goals". I believe my team is nearly ready for the World Cup.

"The first 20 minutes belonged to the Spanish, after that we played well", said Kroos. "We're putting in a solid level of performance".

"We played with personality, ambition, rigour and confidence in who we are".

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