In Basel, Switzerland were held in check by Spain 1-1 in the League of Nations. Vladimir Petkovic’s troops can still hope to stay in League A if they beat Ukraine on Tuesday in Lucerne.
Magnificent success of Remo Freuler on the 1-0, to which Gerard Moreno responded in the 89th. For his 177th cape with the “Roja”, Sergio Ramos made a save on his line on a shot from Haris Seferovic in the 55th … and missed 2 penalties in the second half!
The Spaniards, who have a third game without a win, abandon 1st place in the group to Germany, which they will have to beat on Tuesday to snatch their ticket for the finals in October 2021.
By equalizing in the 89th minute on a counter-attack from Gerard Moreno, responding to the superb goal of Remo Freuler in the 1st half, they escaped the second defeat in their history against Switzerland after that conceded in the group stage of the World Cup. 2010.
Certain limits among the Spanish
But the selection of Luis Enrique, in full reconstruction with an armada of young players, has long displayed the limits unveiled in recent years: sterile possession, stubbornness in the axis and lack of verticality.
Despite a fiery match but finished at 10, the Swiss have still not won this year and have a slim chance of saving their place in the top flight, 3 points behind Ukraine.
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A record for Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos (34), holder against Switzerland in Basel, celebrated his 177th selection and nabbed Gianluigi Buffon the record for international selections for a European player. His first selection dates from 03.26.05, in a friendly against China. If he holds the European record for the number of international selections, the defender is still 7 lengths from the absolute record, owned by the former Egyptian attacking midfielder Ahmed Hassan (184).
Germany dominates Ukraine
This victory definitely ensures that the Mannschaft will stay in League A, and Joachim Löw’s men will only need a draw on Tuesday in Seville against La Roja to secure 1st place in the group and qualify for the Final. Oven next fall.