Spain coach Julen Lopetegui satisfied after Germany draw

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy | Angel Diaz  EPA-EFE

Thomas Muller's thunderous equaliser ensured the heavyweight friendly showdown between Germany and Spain finished all-square in Dusseldorf.

And the 2010 World Cup winners could hardly have made a better start against the reigning world champions, taking the lead inside six minutes.

Thomas Muller leveled it up for the Germans courtesy of a stunning strike.

Watch the goal in all its glory below...

Spain travelled to Germany unbeaten in 16 games since Julen Lopetegui took the reins after Euro 2016, but Friday's clash at a sold-out Esprit Arena represented arguably their biggest test of that run.

"Playing against the best in the world is a very nice challenge, we have taken it as such, we have had confidence in what we are in football".

The defending champions begin to finetune their World Cup preparations with high-profile home friendlies against Spain, in Duesseldorf, and Brazil, in Berlin next Tuesday.

Brazil play Germany in the next match while Russian Federation meet France.

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He was called into action just moments after the restart to brilliantly turn away Julian Draxler's 25-yard piledriver and then produced another impressive stop to deny Ilkay Gundogan.

"We can learn a lot from tonight, that's why we wanted to play against teams like Spain and Brazil".

Germany continued to attack with Timo Werner firing into the side-netting and Mats Hummels heading a Toni Kroos free kick off the crossbar.

Inter Milan full-back Miranda scored the opener while Barcelona midfield pair Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho scored one apiece.

After the restart, both teams exchanged promising chances.

"There are things to improve, but we know how good Germany are", he explained. "I'm very happy with my team's performance", Brazilian manager Tite said.

A flurry of substitutions interrupted the flow of the match in the second half but Spain still had sights of goal with a stretching David Silva finding the side netting from a Marco Asensio cross before Diego Costa had a good chance blocked. These two teams are among the bookies' favorite to lift the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation this summer and we all witnessed a preview of what could be a likely final.

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