It's all over. Spain have qualified for the UEFA Nations League Finals after thrashing Germany - Germany - 6-0. That was a brilliant performance from Luis Enrique's team.
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Spain - Germany
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There will be a minimum of two additional minutes, which Germany will be hoping are a maximum.
- GoalMikel OyarzabalSpain
GOAL! Spain 6 (Oyarzabal 89) Germany 0
Oh my, it's a sixth! Spain have had Germany trapped in a rondo all night. Rodri lifts a ball over hte German defence to Gaya, whose first touch takes him to the six-yard box. He looks up, squares it to Olazabal and it's a tap-in for 6-0. This is now a seminal thrashing.
Gerard Moreno is right into this, and cuts in menacingly from the right. He works a shooting chance from the edge of the area, but it is partially blocked and deflects behind for a corner.
Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass...Germany are on the carousel that sir Alex Ferguson once referred to here. Spain have been magnificent tonight.
Spain are knocking the ball around for fun, I think they've had possession for at least two full minutes here. Whisper it, but tonight they don't look dissimilar to the team that collected major international titles for fun a decade or so ago.
OFF THE BAR! Gnabry goes on a run into the Spanish half, cutting across the face of the Spanish area before launching a shot that clatters the crossbar and flies out.
Benjamin Heinrichs replaces Werner for Germany.
Spain have made a triple substitution. Oyarzabal, Moreno and Asensio are on, replacing Dani Olmo, Morata and the hat-trick hero Ferran Torres.
- GoalFerrán TorresSpain
GOAL! Spain 5 (Ferran Torres 72) Germany 0
It's a hat-trick! And it's another brilliant move from Spain. They cut Germany open right down the middle, with Ruiz racing onto a long pass and then feeding Ferran Torres on the left. He doesn't even break stride before sweeping a glorious first time shot past Neuer and into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
It should be five! Morata heads a long ball down to Koke, who splits the German defence with a first time ball to Ruiz on the left. Morata is free at the back post but Diaz's ball is just too pacy for him and bullets through the six-yard box and away from danger.
Ferran Torres has been superb tonight. He intercepts another wayward pass out of the German defence and piles forward down the right, but his attempted cross to Rodri catches a deflection and runs through to Neuer.
There's a lull here; Germany are spent, and you suspect that, if they fancy it, Spain could go right through the gears in what's left of this match.
SO CLOSE TO THE HAT-TRICK! Another scintillating Spanish move ends with Koke collecting the ball in the penalty area and back-heeling it to Ferran Torres, who whistles a fierce drive just wide of the far post.
A double change for Germany, as Neuhaus and Waldschmidt replace Goretzka and Sane
Spain are taking it out of Germany here, keeping possession on the edge of their area and virtually walking the ball into shooting positions from distance.
It's been said before - tonight, many times - but Germany are all over the place at the back. A simple free kick to the back post finds Rodri unmarked again, but he heads over the bar from eight yards out.
- GoalFerrán TorresSpain
GOAL! Spain 4 (Torres 55) Germany 0
It's four! This time Spain eviscerate Germany down the left on the break. Ruiz prods a lovely weighted ball into space for Gaya, who has nothing but green space in front of him. Gaya takes the ball into the right of the German area before drawing Neuer and squaring it to Torres, who takes a touch before drilling the ball home. This is a battering.
Gnabry wriggles into a crossing position on the right of the Spanish area in a rare venture forwards, but can't pick out anyone with his low ball.
Germany are getting ripped open here. Morata escapes through the middle and Spain have Germany three on two, but Morata tries the impossible ball to Ferran Torres on his right when Dani Olmo was in acres to his left. Germany intercept and clear; they've got away with one there.
CHANCE! So close to a fourth. Dani Olmo, who has been mighty impressive, robs Koch of the ball deep in the German half and races through on goal. He drills a low shot at goal from the right of the area but it's too close to Neuer, who saves with his feet, and Morata can't turn the rebound in.
- 2nd Half
A change for Germany as Jonathan Tah replaces Sule. We're underway in the second half.
That's your lot for half the first; as things stand, Spain have got one foot and most of the other in the UEFA Nations League Finals.
We'll have a minimum of two additional minutes. Spain are just casually stroking the ball around here; Germany look done.
- OffSergio RamosSpain
- OnEric GarcíaSpain
That's the end of the night for Ramos, who looks like he's done his hamstring. He's replaced by Eric Garcia.
The limit of German ambition now will probably be to avoid a proper humbling, because they're getting ripped open here.
GOAL! Spain 3 (Rodri 38) Germany 0
Another one! Koke outswings a corner into the German area. It finds Rodri, unmarked like most of the Spanish players, and he guides a lovely header past Neuer and into the far corner. This is clinical from Spain, but abysmal at the back from Germany.
Koch goes into the book for going through the back of Morata near the halfway line.
- GoalFerrán TorresSpain
GOAL! Spain 2 (Ferran Torres 34) Germany 0
It's been coming! A whipped cross from the left is glanced at goal by Olmo from the edge of the six-yard box. It hits the bar and bounces out, but sits up perfectly for Ferran Torres to mercilessly smash the bouncing ball high into the far corner.
Nearly another chance here for Germany, as Sergi Roberto and Ferran Torres cut through Germany down the right again. It gives Torres a chance to shoot but it's just taken off his toes as he pulls back to strike it.
EXCELLENT SAVE! Spain could have had this wrapped up already. They hurry the German back four into a mistake, and Olmo slide rules a pass through to Ferran Torres into the right side of the German area. He's clean through and shoots low to the far post, but Neuer just gets a touch on the ball to turn it around the post.
Germany, who haven't really got going yet, win a corner as Max's cross is diverted out by Ramos.
There have been a few replays of that goal now and it looked to be onside. What a big moment that could be.
DISALLOWED GOAL! A lovely break down the right by Spain here. Sergi Roberto gallops into space and finds Ferran Torres, who in turn smashes a low cross through the six-yard box. Morata steals in again to thud the ball high into the net, but he was just offside and it won't count.
CHANCE! It could have been two! A long ball down the inside right channel beats Max, who was trying to play offside. Ferran Torres latches onto it and shoots from a wide angle, but drags his shot yards wide of the far post.
That was so easy for Spain. How did Morata find himself so free there?
- GoalÁlvaro MorataSpain
GOAL! Spain 1 (Morata 17) Germany 0
The hosts are ahead, and it's so simple! Ruiz takes a corner from the right, and bangs it to the back post. It finds Morata, walking onto the ball and completely unmarked, who plants a header back across goal and past Neuer to give Spain the advantage!
Morata lets a throw in run by him to manufacture space for a shot from wide on the left, but slashes the ball hopelessly far and wide of goal.
A lovely, raking pass down the left by Gundogan finds Gnabry. He just about keeps it in and cuts in menacingly to the Spanish area, but Pau Torres gets across well to block the shot.
Fabian Ruiz replaces Canales for Spain.
Another match, another muscle injury; Canales' hamstring has gone when he stretches for a dropping high ball here, and he immediately leaves the pitch wincing.
A long ball over the top finds Werner, who looks like he's got a run through on goal but tries to square it first time to Sane instead, and Spain clear behind for a corner. An odd choice.
GOOD SAVE! Ramos takes it, whipping a low shot to the right hand post, but Neuer gets across to parry the ball away.
Now then, Gundogan brings down Olmo right on the edge of the German area. The Spanish players are incensed and want a penalty, but it looks like the referee is right and it was just outside the box. Spain have a great chance here though, because the free kick is central.
Werner tries to slip a pass through the Spanish defence to Gnabry, but Pau Torres reads it well and feeds the ball back to Simon.
Morata has the first shot of the game, with his left foot from the right corner of the area, but it only trickles through to Neuer.
Peep-peep! We're off.
The teams are out, and waiting for the anthems. Your referee tonight is Andreas Ekberg.
Back in September these two faced off in Stuttgart in the first game in this group. Timo Werner's early second half goal was cancelled out by a last-gasp strike from Jose Gaya. Given how the group has panned out, what a huge goal that proved to be.
A quick note on two outstanding players tonight. He may have missed that brace of penalties three days ago, but Sergio Ramos tonight earns his 178th (O-N-E H-U-N-D-R-E-D A-N-D S-E-V-E-N-T-Y-E-I-G-H-T-H) cap, moving him into joint third on the all-time list. In Germany's nets, Manuel Neuer wins his 96th cap to become outright the most capped German goalkeeper of all time ahead of the great Sepp Maier.
A quick word on what was due to be the concurrent fixture to close out group A4 tonight - the Switzerland versus Ukraine match in Lucerne has been cancelled due to the entire Ukrainian delegation having to quarantine due to the coronavirus.
Germany often make light work of qualifying for international tournaments but have struggled with the UEFA Nations League since it’s inception. They finished bottom of their group in 2018-19 and were only saved from relegation when UEFA decided to revamp the format for this current edition. They’re unbeaten in this campaign, with two wins and three draws, but have a tough final hurdle to negotiate if they’re to make the finals next year.
Spain’s last two results have left them in a must-win position tonight. They lost 1-0 to the Ukraine in Kiev last month, while just three days ago Sergio Ramos missed two penalties and Gerard scrambled in a late equaliser in a 1-1 with Switzerland in Basel.
And your visitors, Germany:
Here's your hosts tonight, Spain:
Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Spain versus Germany in UEFA Nations League group A4.
It’s a simple equation for the hosts tonight; if they win, they’ll qualify for the Nations League Finals in October next year. For Germany, if they avoid defeat, they’ll be the ones going instead. Got that? Good, let’s get into it then. Team news from Seville will be with you shortly.