Spain draw shows Loew areas for Germany improvement

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy | Angel Diaz  EPA-EFE

Thomas Muller's thunderous equaliser ensured the heavyweight friendly showdown between Germany and Spain finished all-square in Dusseldorf.

Rodrigo Moreno put Spain ahead after just six minutes in Duesseldorf, but hosts Germany levelled when Thomas Mueller hit a superb equaliser in his 90th global.

Germany roared back though, and equalised in memorable fashion when Muller found the top corner of De Gea's net with a 25-yard thunderbolt.

Watch the goal in all its glory below...

Spain continue their World Cup preparations in Madrid on Tuesday when they host Argentina, before sharing Group B with neighbours Portugal, Iran and Morocco at this year's showpiece.

"The feeling is positive, we played against the best team in the world and did well".

"We'll need to play well, Spain stands for a certain type of football - a mix of Real and Barca".

Germany were punished for living dangerously as Spain dominated the early exchanges.




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.

There is no place in the XI for Diego Costa, with Rodrigo leading the line, while Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea starts.

Germany were looking to go in front for the first time after the break but David de Gea showed why he is so in-demand with a stunning save to deny Julian Draxler.

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

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. Both teams tried to mix things up with substitutions but neither could finish off their chances. "I'm very happy with my team's performance", Brazilian manager Tite said.

"They were able to run, and when they can run they are more unsafe, but we had chances to score the second goal".

His return is good news for Lopetegui's team, one of the title contenders at the World Cup in Russian Federation starting in June.

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