Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Germany went into their World Cup qualifier with Sweden in Berlin confident of making it four wins out of four in Group C And that confidence looked well justified when Miroslav Klose fired them in front after only eight minutes... ...even more so when the Lazio goalgetter (l., with Marco Reus) made it 2-0 on the quarter-hour With Germany dominant, centre back Per Mertesacker got in o the scoring to give them a three-goal cushion going into the break The early stages of the second half gave little indication that the visitors would be able to pick themselves up from that deficit... ...which Mesut Özil further increased in the 56th minute, to put Joachim Löw's men in a seemingly unassailable position Back-to-back goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic (r., against Philipp Lahm) and full back Mikael Lustig suddenly made the scoreline a lot more respectable however... ...and when Johan Elmander (m.) pulled the visitors ack to 4-3 with quarter of an hour to go, it was game on again Deep into added time, Rasmus Elm (l.) duly completed an incredible fightback... ...to leave some understandably over-the-moon visitors... ...and contrastingly down-in-the-mouth hosts. Final score at the Berlin Olympiastadion: 4-4!
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