Toni Kroos’ stunner keeps Germany’s hopes alive, beats Sweden 2-1 in a thriller

Five time World Champions and current favorites Germany who have had a shaky start to their World Cup campaign when Mexico caused a huge upset, has defeated Sweden 2-1 in a thriller in the Group F match.

Toni Kroos scored off a free kick at the 95th minute. The goal gave Germany the lead, three much-needed points in the standings and staved off elimination from the knockout rounds.

Earlier, four changes were made by the defending champions. The Germans started exactly as they were expected too. They managed to get two shots off in the first eight minutes but missed both the opportunities.

At the 31st minute Sweden drew first blood. Ola Toionen managed to tap the ball in the net after receiving it off a pass from Viktor Claesson and the teams headed into half time 1-0.

Just two minutes into the second half, Marco Reus scored the equalizer in the 48th minute, breathing life into the German side’s hopes of advancing.

Jerome Boateng received his second yellow card in the 81st minute, he was ejected. The yellow card came when Boateng had a collision with Sweden’s Marcus Berg.

But it was Toni Kroos’s stunner that saved Germans the day and kept their hopes alive in the tournament.

The Germans had a ball possession of 71% while their counterparts Sweden had 29%. The pass accuracy of the Germans was a staggering 90% while the Swedens had 76%.

Mexico leads the Group F with 6 points while Germany and Sweden are placed 2nd and 3rd with 3 points each.



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