Twitter reacts to Germany's game-winning goal against Sweden

28 June, 2018, 05:59 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Gotze wins the 2014 World Cup for Germany. Image PA Images

With Germany getting in behind Sweden's full backs at will and fizzing passes across the box, it looked like a matter of time before they scored, but Toivonen's goal gave Sweden breathing space.

Sweden had scored in the first half on a clever counterattack, and with its one goal secured, chose to settle into some of the most defensive football seen at the World Cup so far.

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Kroos passed the ball short to Reus, who stopped it for his team mate to curl it into the top far corner of the goal for a sensational victor deep into stoppage time.

Sweden were 1-0 winners against South Korea in their first game and could make the last 16 with a victory, which coach Janne Andersson has called "extraordinary".

Germany were rattled but they nearly equalised when Ilkay Gundogan's deflected shot was kept out by Robin Olsen. Today, Belgium and Mexico look to make the last-16.

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After the emotional highs of beating Germany in their opening game, there was no hangover in Rostov as Juan Carlos Osorio's men kept South Korea at arm's length despite some rough treatment from the Asians and deservedly claimed another three points.

One of the best supported nations in Russia, Mexican fans have flooded across the Atlantic in tens of thousands and their side are making just as big an impression on the pitch.

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Prediction: Mexico win again and book a place in the round of 16.

During his post-match press conference, head coach Shin Tae-yong said he wasn't sure if Ki would be 100 percent fit for South Korea's final group match against Germany next Wednesday.

A draw against Sweden would put Mexico into the next round.

It went from looking like Mexico and Sweden would be through, and now everything is up for grabs.

Mexico now turns its focus to Saturday's match between Germany and Sweden.

The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both forwards in the second half for tougher tests ahead.

Don't let some of those stats fool you: this was a lopsided affair.

Lukaku clipped a right-foot shot over advancing goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha to match Cristiano Ronaldo with four goals as the tournament's top scorers. "He was obviously involved in the mistake with the Swedes scoring the first goal". If England beats Panama on Sunday, they clinch a spot in the next round with Belgium.

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