Saturday, June 23, 2018

Germany vs. Sweden 2018 World Cup: Germans get win, keep hopes alive on stoppage-time goal

With the score tied 1-1 with stoppage time nearly up, Germany’s Toni Kroos found the back of the net on a free kick, giving his team a 2-1 lead and the eventual victory. That goal kept Germany’s hopes of advancing to the round of 16 alive.

While Germany appeared to be the superior team throughout the match, taking 18 shots and controlling the ball 76 percent of the time, Sweden had the lead halftime, after scoring in the 31st minute.

But Germany came out of the intermission and quickly scored a game-tying goal two minutes after returning to the pitch. The German side kept pressure on Sweden the rest of the way, but didn’t break through again until the final seconds of stoppage, despite playing with 10 men late in the second half.

The result evens Germany with Sweden in the standings with three points apiece and goal differentials of zero.


Seconds before full time, Germany’s Toni Kroos scored off a free kick. The goal gave Germany the lead, three much-needed points in the standings and staved off elimination from the knockout rounds. - Read More


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