Today’s Spain-Germany at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, on the sixth and last day of group 4 of the Nations League, has become a true final, as the two teams that can access first place are mentioned of the group and thus to the only place that gives the right to play the final phase of the tournament.
The Teutonic team did their homework last Saturday by beating Ukraine 3-1 with a double from Timo Werner and a goal from Leroy Sané and now leads the group with nine points, one more than the Spanish team, which did not go beyond the draw in Basel against Switzerland (1-1).
Joachim Löw’s men are worth a draw in Seville and Luis Enrique’s are bound to victory, but in any case both formations depend on their result and not on third parties to be among the four chosen for the final phase. Luis Enrique did not achieve the objective of entering that phase in the first edition of the League of Nations and now he hopes to achieve it in the second attempt with a team immersed in a generational change,
Spain comes after drawing in this phase against Germany (1-1) in the first round match, winning and losing with Ukraine (4-0 and 1-0) and winning and drawing with Switzerland (1-0 and 1-1 ).
Now he meets again with a rival who has fulfilled, together with Spain, his condition of being favorite to pass and who has not lost to the Red since the semifinal of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.