La Jornada newspaper
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, p. a11
Seville. Spain faces Germany today in the last day of the League of Nations, in an electric duel in which the Red only serves to win to be in Final 4 of the tournament.
Germany leads group A4 with a point advantage over Spain, which has eight points. Behind are Ukraine, with six, and Switzerland closes the key, with three, which continues to dream of remaining in League A.
The 1-1 draw scratched over the bell against the Swiss on Saturday in Basel has led the Spanish to have to play it all against the Germans.
Only we can win, almost better, so we don’t have to speculate, we only have to win, said this Monday the Spanish coach Luis Enrique, who a victory in Switzerland would have allowed him to face Tuesday’s clash as group leader.
The Spanish will not have it easy against a Germany with which they drew 1-1 in September; Of course, they will not have the support of the public in the Sevillian Cartuja stadium due to the pandemic.
Luis Enrique confirmed that he will not be able to count on midfielder Sergio Busquets, due to an injury. On the other hand, in the rear will be captain Sergio Ramos, the protagonist against Switzerland after missing two penalties, which ended a streak of 25 maximum penalties well received.
With three tickets still to be decided, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland can also aspire to join France, the only team already qualified before the sixth date of the group stage.
Today’s match between Switzerland and Ukraine was canceled due to three Ukrainian players testing positive for Covid-19. Meanwhile, Norway, with its starting team in quarantine after the detection of a case, will send a new formation to face Austria on Wednesday.