Spain vs Germany player ratings

Spain vs Germany Player Ratings: Dani Olmo 9; Mikel Merino 7; Kai Havertz 5

Spain have managed to seal their place in the EURO 2024 semifinal by knocking out hosts Germany. They needed extra time to book their spot but will be delighted to have finally broken their jinx.

Dani Olmo opened the scoring in the 51st minute after a rather poor first half from both sides. Lamine Yamal’s inch-perfect pass saw the Spaniard place the ball past a diving Manuel Neuer.

Spain looked set to make it to the semifinal but Florian Wirtz took the match to extra time with an 89th minute equalizer. Joshua Kimmich deserves as much credit for the goal as he jumped higher than all to get the ball to the youngster.

The penalty shootout was on the cards, but a 119th-minute header from Mikel Merino saw Spain take the lead again. They helped on for the win and made it to the final 4.

Spain National Football Team Player Ratings vs Germany

Goalkeeper

Unai Simón
Unai Simón (Getty Images)

Unai Simón – 8: Dani Olmo will make the headlines but Unai Simon was on another level today. Five crucial saves and was always ready to go into the crowd to collect the ball.

DEFENDERS

Marc Cucurella
Marc Cucurella (Getty Images)

Daniel Carvajal – 6: He got booked in the second half and was bound to miss the semifinal. Took the red card in the final seconds to ensure his side were through.

Robin Le Normand – 6.5: Decent first half but was having trouble with Jamal Musiala.

Aymeric Laporte – 7.5: Unreal performance from the defender as he was always on Fullkurg and other German attackers every time they tried to enter the box.

Marc Cucurella – 7.5: The ‘weak-link’ has made his critics swallow their words. He was on top of his game once again and hardly put a foot wrong.

MIDFIELDERS

Rodri
Rodri (Getty Images)

Pedri – 6: Got injured early in the game and played just 8 minutes and was replaced by Dani Olmo. Still managed to trouble Manuel Neuer with a shot in the first minute.

Rodri – 7.5: The anchor in the Spain midfield that allows others to flourish. He just knows where to be in every minute of the game and also when to commit the fouls.

Fabián Ruiz – 7.5: A performance that will go under the radar. The midfielder was in top form today but with Omlo getting a goal and an assist, the limelight will not be on Ruiz.

FORWARDS

Lamine Yamal
Lamine Yamal (Getty Images)

Lamine Yamal – 7.5: With every game, Yamal makes fans question if he is actually 16 years old. He was superb on the ball once again and his assist was inch-perfect.

Álvaro Morata – 6: Not his best match as he was unable to get a shot on target. Got booked for celebrating the winner and will now miss the semifinal.

Nico Williams 6.5: Relatively quiet game for the Spaniard and he will be devastated. He had a lot of freedom on the left wing, but could not go much.

SUBSTITUTES

Dani Olmo – 9

Nacho Fernández – 6

Ferran Torres – 5.5

Mikel Merino – 7

Mikel Oyarzabal – 6

Joselu – 6

MANAGER

Luis De La Fuente – 8

Germany National Football Team Player Ratings vs Spain

GOALKEEPER

Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer (Getty Images)

Manuel Neuer – 7: Should have done a lot better for the two goals but overall, had a decent game. Made 4 saves and was ready to collect all passes when needed.

DEFENDERS

Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich (Getty Images)

Joshua Kimmich – 7: Solid game for the right back and his assist for the equalizer was sublime. He jumped higher than anyone expected and it was crucial for the game to go into extra time.

Antonio Rüdiger – 5.5: A game where Rudiger hardly did anything wrong, but when he did, it was catastrophic. Two moments of sloppiness from the German defender and Spain scored twice.

Jonathan Tah – 6: Not a match he would want to remember as he was unable to do much with Morata and Yamal.

David Raum – 6: Played ahead of Maximilian Mittelstädt as Germany looked to attack from the left, but just could not get himself into the attacking third.

MIDFIELDERS

Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos (Getty Images)

Emre Can – 6: The decision to play him ahead of Andrich did not pay off. Was hooked off at halftime as he was just not able to deliver.

Toni Kroos – 7.5: How he managed to remain on the pitch will remain a mystery. Was committing fouls left right and the referee booked him just once.

Leroy Sané – 5.5: Played the first 45 minutes, well at least he was on the first for the first half. 6 passes, 16 touches and nothing more.

İlkay Gündoğan – 5: Another match, another poor performance from the German captain. Was hooked off before the hour mark as he was hardly making an impact.

Jamal Musiala – 7: Not his best game but still managed to get himself into good positions. Should have done a lot better with his chances.

FORWARD

Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz (Getty Images)

Kai Havertz – 5: Missed all his chances and even the ones he got on target did not trouble Unai Simon. Managed just 33 touches despite playing the full 90 minutes.

SUBSTITUTES

Robert Andrich – 6.5

Florian Wirtz – 7.5

Maximilian Mittelstädt – 6

Niclas Fullkrug – 7

Thomas Muller – 6

Waldemar Anton – 6

MANAGER

Julian Nagelsmann – 7

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