Leipzig star Olmo lit the blue touch paper for La Roja, showing brilliant control to spin away from Oscar Duarte and clip in their opener on 11 minutes. The floodgates opened and the 24-year-old was still plugging away in the final minutes, playing a delicate one-two for Alvaro Morata to fire home Spain's final goal in a 7-0 rout. Luis Enrique's men are now preparing for a much sterner test, though, against the four-time world champions. The former Barcelona midfielder and coach – who played against Germany in a 1-1 draw at the 1994 World Cup – will be tempted to keep faith with the same line-up, notwithstanding any injury-enforced changes.
Olmo will provide attacking menace on the left of a 4-3-3 alongside Morata and Ferran Torres, who were both among the goals against Costa Rica, with the Barca trio of Pedri, Gavi and Sergio Busquets expected to marshal the midfield. Watch: Dani Olmo vs. Manuel NeuerMatch statsMüller is the most prolific active player at the World Cup with 10 goals, although he hasn't netted at the tournament since the 7-1 semi-final demolition of Brazil in 2014.
There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the World Cup 2022, FourFourTwo currently recommends:(Image credit: Future)International World Cup 2022 TV rightsUK All of the games in the UK are either on the BBC or ITV. BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (free)ITV Hub (opens in new tab) (free)USA Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here. StadiumSpain vs Germany will be played at the 60, 000-seater Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Take a look at all of the World Cup 2022 stadiums and see how it ranks. Players to watch / key battlesA Barcelona-based midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Gavi and Pedri impressed for Spain in the first game, while Real Madrid's Marco Asensio looked dangerous in place of a recognised striker up front.
Having lost 2-1 to a Bundesliga-inspired Japan on Wednesday – despite having more possession and over twice as many shots on goal – they need to beat Spain to keep their World Cup fate in their own hands. Hansi Flick could be tempted to make some defensive changes, especially if he switches to a four-man backline. In that case, Thilo Kehrer – the player who has won the most caps since Flick took over from Joachim Löw – would likely come in for Borussia Dortmund's Niklas Süle, with Lukas Klostermann - who plays his club football alongside Olmo at RB Leipzig - another option at right-back.
Germany's own midfield against Japan featured Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala – they'll need to be on top form if they hope to control the game in the middle of the park. Read more about the Spain and Germany teams in our guide to the full World Cup 2022 squads. Group X tableSwipe to scroll horizontallyGroup E tableTeamPWLDPtsSpain11003Japan11003Germany10100Costa Rica10100Kick-off and channelSpain vs Germany kick-off is at 7pm GMT on Sunday November 27 in the UK. The game is free to watch on BBC One and iPlayer / ITV 1 and ITV Hub. In the US, kick-off time is 2m ET / 11am PT.
This should be edited in the first update on matchday, if there's anything to add. Edit fully for the second update ahead of kick off and add starting XIs too. FormSpain began their World Cup campaign with a 7-0 shellacking of Costa Rica, during which seven different players got onto the scoresheet. Meanwhile, Germany continued two major tournaments' worth of poor form with a 2-1 defeat to Japan. RefereeDanny Makkelie from the Netherlands will be the referee for Spain vs Germany.
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Their blistering performance earlier in the week set them up as among the early favourites to lift the World Cup trophy next month, and they will be keen to keep up the tempo, especially against big-name opposition. Kick-off is at 7pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 wherever you are. Team newsLeroy Sane is the only injury concern in the Germany squad, but FourFourTwo suspects there might be several changes from the team who lost to Japan a few days. There are no injury concerns in the Spain squad.
Midweek goalscorer Ilkay Gündogan and Joshua Kimmich are set to start again in midfield, although Leon Goretzka is a proven alternative. Thomas Müller made his first appearance since 26 October against Japan, having been sidelined by a hip injury, but such is the 33-year-old's influence that he may also get the nod against Spain. Teenaged Bayern Munich teammate Jamal Musiala showed real spark and should retain his place in attacking midfield, while in-form Werder Bremen talisman Niclas Füllkrug – more of a natural striker than Kai Havertz – could be the man to lead the line. Spain had much the better of the opening round of fixtures, putting seven goals past a hapless Costa Rica to claim their biggest-ever win at this tournament.