It was a dramatic moment for the Germans as they came from behind to beat Sweden 2-1 despite having one player sent off. Toni Kroos scored a 95th minute stunning free kick to break the heart of the Swedish players who might have been satisfied with a 1-1 draw.
Still reeling from the Mexico defeat in the first half, Germany got off to another bad start after Toivonen put Sweden in front in the 35th minute. Germany pegged back the scoreline through a Marco Reus equalizer early in the second half. Just as Germany pushed to get a second goal to seal their first win in this year’s competition, their frustration got worse as Boateng got sent off for a second bookable offence.
Just as the game nears its end with the scoreline remaining at 1-1 after normal regulation time, Real Madrid’s midfielder, Toni Kroos stepped up with a stunning free-kick to seal a deserved win for the Germans. With Mexico going top of the table with six points after beating South Korea 2-1 earlier, the Germans will also need to beat the Asian country in their last match of the group if they are to stand any chance of getting to the next round
Kroos WINNING goal from the stands, just beautiful. pic.twitter.com/CkFP22qaf3
— Yassine 🇲🇦 (@SwishFutbol) June 23, 2018