Germany wins Sweden 2-1 | FIFA World Cup 2018

Toni Kroos scored a last-gasp winner as Germany beat Sweden 2-1

Germany beat Sweden 2-1 and they are still alive in the tournament


A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
  • 97' - Yellow Card! Booking for Sweden's Sebastian Larsson
  • 95' - GOAL! Toni Kroos put Germany in the lead
  • Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick
  • 95' - Free-kick for Germany from the left side of Sweden box
  • 94' - John Guidetti shot it straight to Manuel Neuer
  • 92' - Julian Brandt hit the post from outside the Sweden box. Unlucky!
  • 90' - Five minutes added as stoppage time
  • 90' - Substitution! Marcus Berg is replaced by Isaac Thelin for Sweden
  • 88'- SAVE! Robin Olsen palmed it away to deny Mario Gomez. Toni Kroos with a brilliant cross-in and found Gomez in the middle
  • 87' - Substitution! Jonas Hector is replaced by Julian Brandt for Germany
  • 83' - SAVE! Good save from Manuel Neuer to deny John Guidetti. Crucial moment for Germany
  • 82' - Second Yellow for Jerome Boateng. The ref brought out the RED CARD. Boateng had to leave the field, and Germany is down to 10 men
  • 81' - Timo Werner's strike went just over the Sweden crossbar from 15 yards. Good cross-in from Joshua Kimmich
  • 78' - Substitution! Sweden's goal-scorer Ola Toivonen is replaced by John Guidetti
  • 76' - Corner for Sweden. Emil Forsberg's long ranger from the rebound was straight to Manuel Neuer
  • 74' - Substitution! Viktor Claesson is replaced by Jimmy Durmaz for Sweden
  • 72' - SAVE! This time Sweden skipper Andreas Granqvist denied Timo Werner from close range
  • 71' - Yellow Card! Booking for Germany's Jerome Boateng for a foul on Emil Forsberg
  • 67' - Relentless attack from Germany as they search for another goal
  • 65' - Toni Kroos' attempt was deflected over the Sweden bar. Corner for Germany. Kroos took it and Victor Lindelof headed it out of danger
  • 63' - Toni Kroos hit a defender with his attempt from top of the Sweden box
  • 61' - Missed chance from Marco Reus, failed to tap-in the cross from Joshua Kimmich
  • 60' - Ludwig Augustinsson cross-in from the left flank was long. Throw in for Germany on their own half
  • 56' - SAVE! Robin Olsen dived to his left to collect the shot from Jonas Hector
  • 55' - Robin Olsen has conceded his first goal for Sweden in 548 minutes
  • 52' - Yellow Card! First booking of the game to Sweden's Albin Ekdal for a foul on Thomas Mueller
  • 51' - Free-kick for Germany. Toni Kroos with the delivery, but Thomas Mueller headed it just wide of Sweden goal
  • 49' - Toni Kroos' shot was deflected out. Corner for Germany
  • 48' - GOAL! Marco Reus scored the equaliser for Germany
  • Timo Werner crossed it into the six-yard box. Reus charged in front of defender Augustinsson and shot it past Sweden keeper Olsen with his knee. Germany back in the business
  • 47' - Early attack from Germany. Thomas Mueller with the cross-in from the left flank, it was cleared out by Victor Lindelof
  • Second half begins...
  • Half-time substitution for Germany: Julian Draxler is replaced by Mario Gomez
  • HT - Sweden lead Germany 1-0 at half-time break
  • 47' - SAVE! Manuel Neuer kept Germany alive. Marcus Berg's goal-bound header was palmed out by Neuer. A good cross-in to German goal from a free-kick by Sebastian Larsson. It could have been game over for Germans
  • 45' - Two minutes added as stoppage time
  • 44' - Another brilliant counter-attacking run by the Swedes. Viktor Claesson failed to make a good first touch to utilise the cross-in. Missed chance
  • 42' - Sebastian Larsson made a timely block to deny Germany again
  • 39' - SAVE! Double save by Sweden keeper Robin Olsen. He somehow palmed the ball away for German corner from the second save. The first effort was from Ilkay Gundogan, which got a deflection and going towards the net when it met the palm of a diving Olsen.
  • 37' - Sweden settling down into the game quite comfortably now after facing early German onslaught on their goal. Dangerous sign for the world champions
  • 32' - GOAL! Ola Toivonen put Sweden in the lead
  • A brilliant finish from Ola Toivonen. Toivonen chipped it over German keeper Manuel Neuer after taking down the ball with his chest just inside the box. Equally fantastic cross from Viktor Claesson, who found Ola in the middle from the right side.
  • 31' - Substitution! Forced change for Germany. Sebastian Rudy is replaced by Ilkay Gundogan
  • 29' - Corner for Sweden, first of the match. Easily headed out of danger by German player
  • 26' - Sebastian Rudy given some medical attention on the field. He has to change shirt because of the blood on the previous one. He is profusely bleeding from nose
  • 24' - Corner for Germany. Toni Kroos with the delivery, but Sebastian Larsson headed it out of danger for Sweden
  • 20' - Marco Reus with another good cross-in from the right flank for Germany. Good clearance by Sweden defenders
  • 15' - Long throw-in from Sweden into German box. Comfortably cleared by German defender Jerome Boateng
  • 12' - Great counter-attacking run from Sweden's Marcus Berg. Somehow Germany survived. Manuel Neuer blocked the ball with a timely challenge by Jerome Boateng from the behind. Berg shouted for a foul, but the ref thought otherwise
  • 12' - It's all Germany right now.
  • 9' - This time Victor Lindelof blocked out Marco Reus' cross-in from right side of the Sweden penalty box.
  • 8' - Julian Draxler's effort from the left side of Sweden box went wide
  • 5' - Jonas Hector's effort was cleared by Sweden. Germany started the proceedings with attacking mode on
  • 3' - SAVE! Early chance for Germany. Chaos in front of Sweden goal, as couple of goal-bound shots were frantically blocked by defenders. Julian Draxler's shot was blocked by Sebastian Larsson

Here we go.... KICK-OFF TIME

*Time for National Anthems*

23:23 IST -- Players are coming out of the tunnel to the ground. It's an important match for champions Germany, after losing their opening game against Mexico.

Starting line-ups
Germany (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer (capt); Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Antonio Ruediger, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Thomas Mueller, Marco Reus, Julian Draxler; Timo Werner. Coach: Joachim Loew (GER)

Sweden (4-4-2): Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist (capt), Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen. Coach: Janne Andersson (SWE)

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL) 

Courtesy: TOI
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A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

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