Niclas Fullkrug scored towards Spain within the 82nd minute to earn Germany a draw and a degree in Group E and maintain knockout hopes alive, within the FIFA World Cup 2022, on the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar, on Sunday.
After Spain took the lead minutes after the hour mark, from an Alvaro Morata strike, Hansi Flick determined to reshuffle his pack, changing Thomas Muller with Niclas Fullkrug.
And that change made all of the distinction as Germany’a assault towards the run of play noticed the 29-year-old bury the ball into the web, leaving Unai Simon, Spain’s goalkeeper unmoved together with his arms raised.
Fullkrug’s aim grew to become Germany’s first by a substitute for the reason that 2014 World Cup closing towards Argentina when Mario Götze discovered the web.
Aged 29 years and 280 days, Niclas Fullkrug grew to become the oldest outfield participant to make his debut for Germany in 20 years when he took the sector in Germany’s match towards Oman. Martin Max was 33 years and 253 days outdated, when he made his first look for the German workforce in 2002 towards Argentina.
He additionally scored within the match which was Germany’s final heat up match earlier than the World Cup in Qatar.
Niclas Fullkrug performs for Werder Bremen the place he scored seven targets within the first eight matchdays. Solely Rudi Völler scored extra targets within the first eight matchdays of a Bundesliga season in 1985/86 (8).
Fullkrug joined the World Cup 2022 camp as the very best German goalscorer within the Bundesliga, with 10 targets in 14 video games and has remained a key member for Bremen, guiding it to promotion final season
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A loss to Spain in Sunday’s match would have left Germany with zero factors and getting ready to elimination. The draw, nevertheless, ensures that Germany has higher possibilities of qualifying, although it nonetheless wants a win.