Last minute curse continues as Germany clinches game at the 95th minute

Germany now have a crucial game against South Korea, which they must win in order to have a chance of moving on to the Round of 16s. (Reuters)

Germany are back to winning ways after defeating Sweden 2-1 in their second group stage match at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on Saturday.

Germany dominated the entire game with 76 per cent possession and six shots on target and were even awarded eight corner kicks.

Sweden took a surprising lead in the 32nd minute when striker Ola Toivonen lobbed German captain Manuel Neuer, finishing off a splendid counter-attack move.

Die Mannschaft were able to equalize early on in the second half after Marco Reus tapped in from close range after receiving a low cross from Timo Werner.

The Germans suffered another setback this World Cup after center back Jerome Boateng was shown the red card late on and had to finish the game with 10 men.

They then received a free kick at the 95th minute, continuing the trend of last minute winners at this World Cup, on the left side of the Swedish penalty area.

Real Madrid mid-fielder Toni Kross, with virtually the last kick of the game, was able to curl in a wonder strike to score one of the goals of the tournament to give the Germans a much needed three points.

Germany now have a crucial game against South Korea, which they must win in order to have a chance of moving on to the Round of 16s. (Reuters)

Germany now have a crucial game against South Korea, which they must win in order to have a chance of moving on to the Round of 16s. (Reuters)

Germany now have a crucial game against already eliminated South Korea, which they must win in order to have a chance of moving on to the Round of 16s. The Swedes must do the same against the already qualified Mexico.

It will all come down to the last round of group stage matches for Group F.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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