Kroos' late strike boosts Germany over Spain 1-0 in friendly

BY foxsports • November 18, 2014

VIGO, Spain -- A late goal by Toni Kroos gave Germany a 1-0 win over Spain in a friendly on Tuesday that broke the hosts' run of 34 games without a loss at home.

The Real Madrid midfielder unleashed a long strike in the 89th minute that skipped off the wet grass at Balaidos Stadium and over substitute goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, marring his international debut.

A spate of injuries had left Germany manager Joachim Loew with only three starters from the side that thrashed Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals. That became two when Thomas Mueller hurt his back in the 22nd minute.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque also gave international debuts to Alvaro Morata, Manuel ''Nolito'' Agudo, Ignacio Camacho and Jose Callejon.