Qualifying round (Group C) - 15/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Friends Arena - Solna
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Germany top Sweden in terrific eight-goal repeat

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.45CET
Sweden 3-5 Germany
One year after the thrilling 4–4 draw in Berlin, the pair, already sure of their final positions in Group C, produced another eight-goal extravaganza.
by Sujay Dutt
from Friends Arena
Germany top Sweden in terrific eight-goal repeat
André Schürrle is congratulated after one of his three goals ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenGermany

Goals scored3
 
5
Total attempts6
 
16
Attempts on target5
 
6
off target0
6
against woodwork0
1
Corners0
5
Offsides2
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
11

Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.45CET

Germany top Sweden in terrific eight-goal repeat

Sweden 3-5 Germany
One year after the thrilling 4–4 draw in Berlin, the pair, already sure of their final positions in Group C, produced another eight-goal extravaganza.

A year on from their thrilling 4–4 draw in Berlin, Sweden and Germany produced another eight-goal extravaganza – this time Germany triumphing 5–3 in Solna.

The Germans had already won FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C and Sweden had secured a play-off berth as runners-up, but the sides treated a sold-out Friends Arena to another spectacle. Two-one down at half-time, Germany were indebted to star of the show André Schürrle who hit a 19-minute second-half hat-trick to decide the contest.

With captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, Sweden coach Erik Hamrén was sure to make at least one change from the XI that beat Austria on Friday. As it turned out, he fielded no fewer than five new starters.

One of them, Tobias Hysén, opened the scoring in the sixth minute after latching onto a Sebastian Larsson through ball. Germany soon took over proceedings but were caught short at the back on 42 minutes when Alexander Kacaniklic exploited a sudden gap in the German defence. Mesut Özil reduced the deficit on the cusp on half-time, shooting low and hard past Johan Wiland in Sweden's goal.

The second-half attacking showcase began in earnest when substitute Mario Götze steered the ball into Wiland's top corner in the 53rd minute. Schürrle – integral and inspirational in attack from the outset – then grabbed his first, pouncing on a loose Per Nilsson pass, outsprinting the Swedish defence and slotting in. He then profited from a Mikael Antonsson mix-up to make it 4-2.

Hysén got his second with a sweetly struck volley, yet while the hosts may have had another 4–4 draw in mind, Schürrle had other ideas. His treble was completed with a sumptuous right-footer curled into the top corner, saving the best for last.

Last updated: 03/12/13 17.47CET

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Lineup

Sweden

Sweden

Germany

Germany

12Johan Wiland (GK)1Manuel Neuer (GK)
3Mikael Antonsson3Marcell Jansen
4Per Nilsson5Mats Hummels
Yellow Card64
5Martin Olsson
Yellow Card29
7Bastian Schweinsteiger
6Rasmus Elm
Substitution58
8Mesut Özil
Goal45
Substitution82
7Sebastian Larsson (C)9André Schürrle
Yellow Card32
Goal57
Goal66
Goal76
9Kim Källström13Thomas Müller
Substitution46
14Tobias Hysén
Goal6
Goal69
14Max Kruse
Yellow Card72
Substitution75
17Pierre Bengtsson16Philipp Lahm (C)
19Alexander Kacaniklic
Goal42
Substitution73
18Toni Kroos
20Ola Toivonen
Substitution84
20Jérôme Boateng

Substitutes

1Andreas Isaksson (GK)12René Adler (GK)
23Kristoffer Nordfeldt (GK)22Ron-Robert Zieler (GK)
2Mikael Lustig2Sven Bender
8Anders Svensson
Substitution58
4Benedikt Höwedes
Substitution75
Yellow Card79
10Alexander Gerndt10Julian Draxler
Substitution82
11Johan Elmander11Sidney Sam
13Per Karlsson15Heiko Westermann
15Andreas Granqvist17Per Mertesacker
16Pontus Wernbloom
Substitution84
19Mario Götze
Substitution46
Goal53
18Adam Johansson21Marco Reus
21Jimmy Durmaz
Substitution73
22Erkan Zengin

Coach

Erik Hamrén (SWE) Joachim Löw (GER)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

William Conquer (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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