Germany beat Sweden 2-1 in a thrilling Group F clash keeping the hopes of the Germans for a round of 16 advancement alive, thanks to talisman Toni Kroos.
The entire German fans were on their feet when Kroos’ free kick touched nothing but net to give Germany the lead and victory.
Germany began the match with a full pitch press, looking for an early goal and were in possession of the ball at 92 percent.
However, Swede Ola Toivonen received a pass from right side of the pitch and took the ball down on his chest and tipped it over Manuel Neuer and netted Sweden first goal in 32nd minute. The goal sent a shivering effect to the German squad.
Sweden have been a tough opponent for the defending champions, and German veteran goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made a spectacular save just as the half time whistle was blown.
Germany entered the second half with an apparent determination to put further pressure, and it was Marco Reus who converted a cross from Timo Werner in 48th minute to level the score sheet.
The Germans are overwhelming the pitch and the whole team was in the Swedish part of the field.
German defender Jerome Boateng was sent off after receiving his second yello card in 82nd minute when he made a tackle against Marcus Berg from behind.
A foul against Germany was committed in the stoppage time just on edge of the box.
Kroos, the Real Madrid midfielder, curled the ball to the far corner of the net and beyond the reach of Robin Olsen. Germany 2-1.
Source: Kuwait News Agency