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World Cup 2014 Qualifier: Sweden, an Epic Comeback against Germany

Written by Gaby Varji   
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:12

World Cup 2014 Qualifier NewsSweden achieved an epic comeback against Germany to reach a tie at four goals after being down 4-0 on the scoreboard. The equalizer Rasmus Elm succeeded at the last minute discount after a match full of ups and downs for both teams. Join Now to Bet on this Game!

Germany came in the first time showing a fast football, using many combinations near the Swedish area and getting directions without much difficulty by the two bands. As early as the 2nd minute the Germans had the first clear chance, with a left-footed shot from Thomas Müller that crashed against the post. That arrival was not coincidental but was a logical result of the way the game was being presented. Despite a Swedish fortuitous arrival at minute 5-1 Holmen shot from outside the box over the bar, it was clear that whoever was in the field was Germany.

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The ball circulating in half Swedish and the goal seemed a matter of time. It did not take long. Already in the 9th minute when Klose arrived first defined with a left-footed shot from about twenty feet to center Marco Reus. Six minutes later he repeated the same formula: Reus center, again from the left, top of Klose and Germany could celebrate the second. After the second goal, there was a phase in which Sweden and Germany showed some reaction down the pace a bit but it did not last long. In the 38th minute, there was a double opportunity to Reus and Madrid's Mesut Ozil and 39 came third, through the defender Per Mertesacker who scored with a shot with his right foot inside the area after receiving a headed pass from Muller .

Early in the second half, Sweden made an attempt to shake off the advancing German superiority clear their lines and trying to put pressure on Joachim Löw in his own half. In the 56th minute was Müller who empowered Özil with a cross from the right, and Real Madrid made no mistake and scored the fourth with a left to the far post.

Four goals in half an hour
The offensive efforts of the Swedes did not stop and would be rewarded in the 62nd minute with a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic head to Källström center (4-1).
The goal seemed to be only of honor but just two minutes later came the second to Sweden through Lustig. With two goals in two minutes a game, which seemed settled, suddenly be open again. The Swedes had not only shortened the distance but had received a boost which suggested that a comeback was possible.

Germany, that after the 4-0 seemed to have lowered their performance at half speed, had to wake up again. A chance to Toni Kroos in 69, with a shot that Isaakson reacted with a good stop was an important signal for Löw.
However, the party was open, the Swedes showed faith and will and Ibrahmovic, who had not been heard in the first part, had begun to command in the field. In addition, the German defense was water everywhere in every Swedish advance.

In 76 was Elmander who scored the third for the Swedes to make way for a quarter of a tense final hour. Germany did not run the risk of trying to manage the goal advantage, had sought the fifth and twice in shots from outside the area Kroos, in 82 against the post, and Oezil, 83 above the target.

Sweden, meanwhile, was very close to a tie at 85, when Kakanalik topped over when the goal was empty after Manuel Neuer lost a dogfight with Ibrahomovic. When everything seemed settled, on the last play of the game, got the tying goal. Ibrahimovic won an aerial duel him to Mertesacker and left the ball to beat Neuer Elm strong shot.

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