Olympiastadion - Berlin 16/10/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group C

Germany - Sweden
4-4
 

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Four-goal Sweden comeback stuns Germany

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.00CET
Four-goal Sweden comeback stuns Germany
Rasmus Elm is mobbed after equalising ©AFP/Getty Images

Sweden became the first team to come back to draw from four down against Germany in an extraordinary FIFA World Cup Group C qualifier in Berlin.

For an hour it was a German gala, with Joachim Löw's men leading through two early goals by Miroslav Klose and one each from Per Mertesacker and Mesut Özil. It could have been more, but with 28 minutes left Zlatan Ibrahimović pulled one back and Mikael Lustig, Johan Elmander and – in added time – Rasmus Elm somehow kept Sweden's unbeaten start intact.

Lineups

Germany

Germany

Sweden

Sweden

1Neuer (GK)1Isaksson (GK)
39
7Schweinsteiger
90+2
2Lustig
64
8Özil
56
3J. Olsson
11Klose
8
15
4Granqvist
13T. Müller
67
6Elm
90+3
14Badstuber7S. Larsson
78
16Lahm (C)
89
10Ibrahimović (C)
62
17Mertesacker
39
11Elmander
76
18Kroos16Wernbloom
46
20Boateng17Safari
21Reus
84
88
18Holmén
45+2

Substitutes

12Zieler (GK)23Hansson (GK)
4Höwedes12Dahlin (GK)
5Westermann5M. Olsson
9Schürrle8A. Svensson
10Podolski
88
9Källström
46
19Götze
67
13A. Johansson
22ter Stegen (GK)14Sana
78
15Almebäck
19Kacaniklic
45+2
20Berg
21Wilhelmsson
22Ranégie

Coaches

Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Germany
Sweden

4

Goals scored

4

16

Total attempts

8

10

Attempts on target

4

6

off target

3

0

blocked

0

2

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

6

2

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

11

7

Fouls suffered

3

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Elm (Sweden) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Lahm (Germany) is booked.
  • Substitution
    88
    Podolski (in) - Reus (out) (Germany)

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