- Match Analysis
Toni Kroos saves the day for the Germans with a late late winner against Sweden.
Real Madrid superstar’s late winner rescues World Cup holders.
Germany came back from the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit, their hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout phase were hanging in the balance before Toni Kroos scored a stoppage-time free-kick.
The Germans dominated the first quarter of the game until the defending champions found themselves behind after Ola Toivonen’s 32nd-minute strike.
Germany were back on level terms immediately after the half time through Marco Reus.
Sweden’s stubborn defence frustrated Germany for long time in the game and it resulted in Jerome Boateng being sent off in the 82nd minute after two bookable offences.
However, it all came down to the dramatic climax when Kroos found the net with a magically curling set-piece in the 95th minute of a game.
No doubt that this game brought out the best and worst of Joachim Low’s world champions.
Germany’s World Cup defence back on track and leave Sweden wondering what might have been as they go into the last game versus Mexico.
While, Germany will play Korea Republic – who are already out of the World Cup.