Four new Premier League players had been on current as Spain scored a dramatic 95th-minute equaliser in an eventful 1-1 attract opposition to Germany throughout the Nations League.
How did they get on and what did we discover out about them?
Timo Werner (Chelsea)
Chelsea’s new £54m signing confirmed merely why the Blues have invested quite a bit in his suppliers with a busy effectivity which he capped with a clever intention.
Having scored his first Chelsea goal on the weekend in a nice in opposition to Brighton, Timo Werner wrong-footed David de Gea from contained within the penalty area to realize alongside together with his solely shot heading in the right direction.
Partnering former Manchester Metropolis forward Leroy Sane in assault, he usually troubled Spain’s once more line and had three photos in complete, whereas the earlier RB Leipzig participant had 37 touches and achieved 23 passes.
If there was one disappointment it was that he did not add to 51st-minute intention – his 12th for his nation.
Werner would possibly and will have made it 2-Zero after Sane’s superb go nonetheless could not wrap his foot throughout the ball ample and ended up hitting the side-netting.
Nevertheless his opening intention was proof that Werner may presumably be the reply to Chelsea’s points in entrance of intention – Blues supervisor Frank Lampard bemoaned their wastefulness in assault on fairly a number of occasions ultimate season.
Ferran Torres (Man Metropolis)
If this was a method of what Manchester Metropolis followers can depend on from the 20-year-old in 2020-21 then it seems as if Pep Guardiola has made one different shrewd addition to his squad.
At events Ferran Torres was Spain’s elementary intention danger as he produced a supremely assured present in his first senior search for Spain.
Having begun the match on the acceptable, Torres switched wings after 17-year-old Barcelona participant Ansu Fati acquired right here on for his senior worldwide debut firstly of the second half.
Metropolis’s first signing of the summer season season, a £20.87m buy from Valencia, created two prospects, obtained a free-kick which led to a chance for Sergio Busquets sooner than going shut with an attempt from outdoor the sphere.
Torres’s tempo triggered Germany’s three-man defence points, although he’ll in all probability be disenchanted he was unable to verify keeper Kevin Trapp the least bit.
Whole, nonetheless, he seems an precise handful and confirmed good consciousness and a transparent pair of heels to hassle Germany’s defence.
His subsequent downside? Breaking into Metropolis’s starting XI.
Rodrigo (Leeds United)
We seen the great, the harmful and the ugly from Leeds United’s club-record £26m signing all through this match.
Starting up excessive with Torres and Jesus Navas on each flank, he was accountable for a horrible miss when the game was goalless after taking too prolonged to get his shot away in entrance of a gaping net.
The earlier Benfica forward then managed to get in behind Germany’s defence for an extra chance nonetheless it was blocked by Trapp.
Thought of certainly one of his three photos was an exquisite attempt to confirmed he would possibly flourish throughout the Premier League, Rodrigo at his dynamic most interesting to wrong-foot a defender sooner than going shut with a clever effort which did not pretty dip ample.
He made up for his earlier missed prospects finally, producing the assistance for his facet’s last-gasp equaliser from shut differ when he headed the ball into the path of Jose Gaya to realize.
Robin Koch (Leeds United)
When was the ultimate time Leeds United had two players on the an identical pitch in a Germany-Spain showdown?
Robin Koch, who has joined from Freiburg for an undisclosed worth, acquired right here on as a 91st-minute substitute for Werner with Germany foremost 1-0.
Nevertheless he was unable to cease Spain from salvaging some extent and can solely look on as Gaya and his team-mates celebrated.