Germany salvage World Cup hopes with late winner against Sweden in Sochi

World Cup, Group F – Germany 2 (Reus 48’, Kroos 94’) Sweden 1 (Toivonen 32’)

Toni Kroos curled home a spectacular stoppage-time free-kick to save Germany against Sweden in Sochi.
Joachim Low’s side were facing the prospect of crashing out of the tournament when 1-0 down at half-time following Ola Toivonen’s classy finish.
And Germany’s prospects didn’t look all that much brighter going into the final seconds of the game at 1-1, following a Marco Reus equaliser and a red card for defender Jerome Boateng.
But, with 94 minutes on the clock, up stepped Kroos to curl home a free-kick from a ridiculously tight angle to keep Germany’s World Cup defence alive.