FIFA World Cup champion Germany defeated Sweden 2-1 in the second game of the late Gurkee F. on Saturday night, thanks to a strong goal made by the midfielder Tony Kroose in the injury time (95th minute). After this victory, Germany has three points and has kept its hopes of reaching the pre-quarterfinals alive.
In the FIsh Stadium, Germany started aggressively in the match and in the fourth minute, Julian Drexler got a wonderful chance to score a six yards goal in the Swedish box but he could not save the defender.
Sweden got the best counter attack in the 12th minute of the match. The German player lost control of the ball in midfield and the Swedish striker Marcus Berg scored a good run from the half-line with the ball. However, Manuel Noyar, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, did not allow the opposition team to make an early lead by defending the box.
After this counter attack, Germany continued their aggressive game, but Sweden managed to score the first goal of the match. In the 32nd minute, the German player once again lost control of the ball in his half and Sweden’s midfielder Victor Clasen gave a fine pass to Ola Toivonen, who gave the ball a goal by scoring a noir and giving the team a 1-0 lead. .
Sejastian Larsen took the best free kick from the box outside in the Injury Time (47th minute) in the first half, on which Berger had managed to get the header, but Nooyer did a great defense while jumping on his right.
Germany also made a strong start to the second half and scored equal goals in the 48th minute. Striker Timo Werner gave the best flip box in the box with the right flank. Midfielder Marco Reus did not make any mistake in the ball and scored his first goal of the 21st edition of the tournament. In the 61st minute of the match, Reus and Mario Gomez got a great chance to give Germany an edge over six yards, but both players could not score a goal from the right end.
Germany had a shock in the 82nd minute, defender Jerome Boateng had to leave the ground due to the second yellow card. However, this did not change the aggressive approach of Germany, and in the 88th minute Gomez placed a great header in the box, but goalkeeper Martin Olson kept Sweden in the match.
Germany got a free kick on the left end near the box at the time of injuries, where Tony kroos scored an impressive goal and gave his team an unexpected win. Germany will face South Korea on the group stage in their next match against South Korea on Wednesday, while Sweden will face Mexico.