Spain took the lead thanks to its efforts to pin the Swiss back when Granit Xhaka slipped as Yann Sommer tried a short pass out from goal. Mikel Merino collected the ball and fed his Real Sociedad teammate Oyarzabal to beat Sommer on the turn in the 13th minute.
The home team's American goalie Tomas Sholl had his hands full, making a solid 39 saves during Nitra's offensive pressure (the first goal was scored just 36 seconds into the game), letting only three pucks slide past his back.
Bratislava's talented young forward Samuel Bucek was the hero of the match, scoring the golden goal early in OT, his first of the season, after assisting on the tying goal in the second period. The team from Slovakia's capital climbed up two spots in the rankings to 7th place after the 3-2 OT victory.
Germany is second in the top-tier Group A4 with five points. Next for Joachim Loew's side is Switzerland on Tuesday, while Ukraine, third place in the same group, hosts Spain on the same day. Enditem
The 32-year-old made his 119th international appearance in Spain's 1-0 UEFA Nations League win at home to Switzerland on Saturday and is in line to start in Ukraine on Tuesday night, although he admits that the progress of players such as Mikel Merino and Rodrigo Hernandez means there is more competition in the central midfield role.
Brazil will also play Peru in another World Cup qualifier in Lima next Tuesday. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Japan international midfielder Keisuke Honda scored his first goal in Brazil's Serie A championship to help Botafogo secure a 2-1 win at Sport Recife on Sunday.
Henan escaped from an early setback by outscoring Wuhan 28-10 in the second quarter, and never conceded its lead from there on out.
Temwa Chawinga broke the deadlock for Wuhan in the 26th minute, taking advantage of an error from a Jiangsu defender in the penalty area and lobbing the ball into the net. Jiangsu wasted a chance to level the game in the 38th minute as Ni Mengjie missed a penalty.
Scoring 10 points in the first quarter, Cao Junwei was a driving force as Shandong ended the quarter up 25-18.
Shandong trimmed the deficit to four points midway through the last quarter, but could not get closer afterwards.