In their second World Cup group game, the German national soccer team fought a respectable win against Spain and once again has a good chance of reaching the round of 16.

The four-time world champion drew 1-1 (0-0) in Al-Khor on Sunday and can progress to the knockout rounds with a win against Costa Rica on Thursday. Leaders Spain, who have an outstanding goal difference, play parallel games against Japan.

Substitute Niclas Füllkrug (83′) scored for Germany at the Al-Bayt Stadium, Alvaro Morata (62′) put the Spaniards, who still need a point to safely advance to the knockout round, into the lead.

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