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Spain vs Germany: Head-to-head and Memorable Meetings

Spain taking on Germany is the clash of champions with both sides winning the Euros record times. In this article, we take a detailed look at their head-to-head record, stats and memorable meetings.

Moinak Banerjee
Last updated: 04.07.2024
Spain vs Germany Head-to-head

Among the top football fixtures in international football, the game between Spain and Germany ranks among the best if not the best. The fixture has often been played in major competitions' group stages, including three times in the European Championship. The meeting also brings royalty with the pair winning a combined total of 11 major titles. Both share the record number of Euro triumphs with three and there is nothing much to separate between the teams as well, Germany just edging Spain with nine wins to eight in 26 meetings.

The game has also produced a lot of goals with only one of the encounters ending in a scoreless stalemate, a friendly match back in 1995. A total of 59 strikes have been scored, with Germany outscoring Spain by just two overall. Despite that, La Roja maintained defensive solidity in most matches, going flawless in seven. Die Mannschaft have struggled in recent meetings too with just two wins this century and losing four times.    

Spain vs Germany head-to-head meetings (overall)

Played - 26

Spain won - 8

Drawn - 9

Germany won - 9

Spain vs Germany head-to-head meetings (Euros)

Played - 3

Spain won - 2

Drawn - 0

Germany won - 1

Spain vs Germany goals scored

Spain scored - 28

Germany  scored - 31

Spain vs Germany clean sheets

Spain - 7

Germany - 5

Biggest win: Spain 6-0 Germany - UEFA Nations League 2020/21 (17 November 2020)

Germany reached one of the lowest stages of their footballing history in the declining era of Joachim Low when they were humiliated by Spain in the second edition of the Nations League. The match was played under closed doors during the pandemic so the team was fortunate to avoid instant pressure from the fans in the stadium of the abysmal 6-0 defeat. For Spain, it was sheer jubilation with Ferran Torres bagging a memorable hattrick with Alvaro Morata, Rodri and Mikel Oyarzabal coming up with other strikes. La Roja eventually reached the final of that edition while Low’s men only grabbed second place in the group stage.                

Last Euro Meeting: Germany 0-1 Spain - UEFA Euro 2008 Final (29 June 2008)

The last Euro meeting between the pair came in the Euro 2008 showpiece with Spain taking the crown for the second time through a Fernando Torres strike in the 33rd minute for the 1-0 win. Despite the scoreline, it was not a narrow affair with the team dominating almost the entire final match under then-manager Luis Aragones. The victory marked a revolutionary era of Spanish dominance as they went on to defend the Euro title in 2012 after clinching their first World Cup in 2010.       

Spain vs Germany Last Five Meetings

Spain 0-1 Germany - International Friendly (18 November 2014) 

Germany 1-1 Spain - International Friendly (23 March 2021)

Germany 1-1 Spain - UEFA Nations League 2020/21 (3 September 2020)

Spain 6-0 Germany - UEFA Nations League 2020/21 (17 November 2020)

Spain 1-1 Germany - FIFA World Cup 2022 (27 November 2022)

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