✔️With the view of keeping the team’s cherished dream alive as well as understanding that a defeat would have assured an untimely departure, defending @fifaworldcup
relied upon a sensational last-minute winner by @toni.kr8s
after fighting back from behind to overcome @swemnt
2-1 in their 2nd Group F encounter in Sochi on Saturday.
✔️Of course, #Sweden
had not inflicted a loss on #Germany
in a competitive match ever since 1958, although were confident enough to impose a strain on them at the beginning. Nevertheless, #DieMannschaft
had turned on the mode of an unbroken machine all around by doggedly exploiting the whole width of the field in a 4-2-3-1 shape; whilst they also maintained 75.5% of possession, outstroke an adversary in total (18 to 7), completed twice as much key passes (14 to 7), totally won more dribbles (6 to 4) and had a better pass success (89% to 68%) throughout.
✔️Besides, that masterfully taken free-kick from #Kroos
– who had produced the most total shots during the game (4) in addition to the most touches per game (144) out of any German players since 1966 – was the latest ever goal (not considering extra-time goals) scored by the Germans in #WorldCup
✔️Even when playing with 10 men by the end, #DFBTeam
fortunately got a new hope into their arduous #FIFAWorldCup
campaign so far and have to make sure that they will definitely vanquish #SouthKorea
in Kazan on Wednesday, in order to continue contending for their 5th #WC
trophy, even if they have to reckon on goal difference in prospect.
👨⚖️💬UNINTERRUPTED MECHANISM OF ACTION❗️🔨
The Judge 🎩