Twitter reacts to Germany's game-winning goal against Sweden

Twitter reacts to Germany's game-winning goal against Sweden

Twitter reacts to Germany's game-winning goal against Sweden

Despite two victories in two games, Mexico's future in the World Cup is almost as unsettled as it was when the team landed in Russian Federation three weeks ago.

South Korea have now gone eight World Cup matches without a win - going back to the group stages of 2010 - and face the daunting prospect of Germany in their final group game.

Germany, playing in the Group of Death, found itself looking at an early exit from the World Cup during Saturday's match against Sweden.

The Germans scored a stoppage time victor through Toni Kroos to snatch a 2-1 victory over the Swedes and hand themselves a lifeline for a spot in the knockout stage after having suffered a shock opening loss to Mexico.

One majestic swipe of the Real Madrid midfielder's right foot and Germany are suddenly a threat to win the competition again. "Our deep bench will help us in this case".

If Sweden and Germany both win - meaning Mexico loses - all three teams will finish group play with six points and goal differential will determine who advances.

Alexander Hassenstein/Getty ImagesThe reigning World Cup champions had their backs against the wall against a stubborn Swedish defense, but Germany broke through at the last possible moment to keep their dreams of a repeat title alive.

"We missed a couple of good chances but I appreciated the spirit of the team, we never lost hope of winning the match". Falling behind the Swedes 1-0 at halftime was unexpected.

Mexico has six points from six and is looked to be almost a lock to move on as Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored in a 2-1 win over South Korea.

Mexico now turns its focus to Saturday's match between Germany and Sweden.

During his post-match press conference, head coach Shin Tae-yong said he wasn't sure if Ki would be 100 percent fit for South Korea's final group match against Germany next Wednesday.

Sweden had been able to contain every attack Germany managed to throw at them, but in the final seconds, Kroos took his chance on a set piece to go around them instead and made the most of it. South Korea, meanwhile, will be eliminated if Sweden wins or draws.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung Min curled in for South Korea three minutes into stoppage time but it was too late to mount a fightback.

Despite an unimpressive first half, Belgium beat Panama 3-0 in its 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G opener last week.

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