The UEFA Nations League is back with its second edition of the tournament. It was established in 2018 and played its first edition at that time. Portugal is the current champions which eventually makes them the most successful team of the tournament. The Nations League is played by European men’s international teams. A total of 55 teams are divided into four leagues namely League A, B, C, and D. This year, the tournament is taking place from September to November.
Matchday 1 took place on 3rd September. 10 matches were played but there was one match for which each and every football fan was waiting eagerly. This match was between 4 times World Cup winners Germany and the 2010 World Cup winners Spain. This was the best and most awaited draw of the evening. Both teams are filled with talented players. From Goalkeeper to the Strikers, both the teams consist of world-class players. Each and every football fan was waiting for this matchday and wanted to see who takes the win. At last, the wait was over and the match began on September 3rd. Both teams have very different playing styles. Spain is known for its passing tactics whereas Germany is known for its counter attacks. Spain does not have much pace, unlike Germany.
The match started and from the beginning, Germany looked unstoppable. Each time they got the ball in their possession, there was always an attempt for a goal. Germany had many close attempts on goal but David De Gea, the goalkeeper of the Spanish side did not allow the ball to go past him. De Gea kept saving all of Germany’s attempts. In the first half, Spain only had one easy chance to score where the German goalkeeper K. Trapp charged outside the box but could not reach the ball. The ball was in Rodrigo’s possession but before he could make an attempt on goal, the goalkeeper charged again winning the ball this time.
The second half was very interesting. The young talent Timo Werner scored a beautiful goal for his team. Germany was leading by a goal but it was clear that they did not want to stop there. They were still playing aggressively. However, this time Spain looked more comfortable while defending. At 90 minutes, the score was still 1-0. Four minutes of injury time was added where Jose Gaya was able to score the equalizer in the 95th minute. It was not the best of goals but in the end, the score sheet was 1-1. The late drama was very exciting for Spain as they were able to rescue their 2-year unbeaten run.