Germany simply passed Ukraine, Ramos lacks two penalties for Spain

Germany has taken over the lead in Group 4 of Division A from Spain in the Nations League. Joachim Löws team won 3-1 from Ukraine in Leipzig, while Spain played 1-1 in and against Switzerland.

On Tuesday, Germany will visit Spain with a point more for the final round.

Roman Yaremchuk surprised Ukraine after more than ten minutes. Leroy Sané was right after Leon Goretzka had conquered the ball and expelled his teammate from Bayern Munich.

Goretzka was also the principal for the second German goal. He took the ball beautifully in the air and gave a ready-made front to Timo Werners head. Chelseas attacker also made the 3-1 in the second half.

Ukraine was still close to a second hit, but Oleksandr Zinchenko and Marlos hit the pole.

PSV defender Philipp Max played the full duel.

Ramos missing two penalty kicks in record match

Sergio Ramos missed two penalty kicks for Spain in the 1-1 draw against Switzerland.

Remo Freuler had put the Swiss in the first half ahead. Ramos got two chances to put Spain on the same level, but the normally reliable captain at 11 meters screwed up both penalties.

In the last minute of the regular playing time Gerard made 1-1 of it and prevented a painful defeat for his captain.

“ The figures of Sergio speak for themselves. If we had been given a penalty for the third time, he would have taken it too,” said national coach Luis Enrique afterwards. “Sergio takes all our penalties.”

European record

Ramos played his 177th interland. He can call himself a European record holder. Last Wednesday he matched the record of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as a substitute against Orange.

The captain of Spain is on his way to the world record of Ahmed Hassan, who played 184 matches for Egypt.

In Switzerland, defender Silvan Widmer was missing because of a corona infection. He and the condition bike of the Swiss tested positive on Saturday and went into quarantine.

All other players and staff members were therefore tested again, which only resulted in negative results. As a result, the duel Spain could eventually continue.

In Division D, Faroe Islands failed to secure the profit in group 1. The team played 1-1 against Latvia and is therefore still catch-up by Malta, who won 3-1 from Andorra and plays the last group match against Faroe Islands on Tuesday.

In group 2, the 0-0 remained at San Marino against Gibraltar, which remains a leader in the group with only three countries.