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Olympiastadion (ATT 70,000) 16th October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: P Proenca

Germany Germany vs Sweden Sweden

Germany 4

M Klose (8, 15)
P Mertesacker (39)
M Ozil (55)

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Sweden 4

Z Ibrahimovic (62)
M Lustig (64)
J Elmander (76)
R Elm (90+3)

Sweden earn remarkable draw

Germany surrender four-goal lead at home in Berlin thriller

Last Updated: 16/10/12 10:33pm

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Rasmus Elm: Late goal gave Sweden an unlikely draw against Germany

Rasmus Elm: Late goal gave Sweden an unlikely draw against Germany

Four goals in less than half an hour earned Sweden an unimaginable draw against Germany in a dramatic World Cup qualifier in Berlin.

Miroslav Klose moved closer to becoming Germany's all-time top goalscorer with a double early on before Per Mertesacker added a third for the hosts before half time.

Once Mesut Ozil made it 4-0 early in the second half, Germany's 14th consecutive win in qualifying competitions seemed to be in the bank, but they had not counted on such a dramatic revival.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mikael Lustig got the comeback under way in the 62nd and 64th minutes before Johan Elmander brought them back to within a goal with 14 minutes left to play.

The stage was then set for Rasmus Elm to grab an equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time to earn Sweden a precious draw and silence the Olympiastadion at the end of one of the most dramatic evening's in the stadium's history.

There was no indication of what drama would follow when Klose scored in the eighth and 15th minutes to put Germany in control of the game, and seemingly of the qualifying group.

His first goal was set up well by Marco Reus with the Lazio striker drilling a shot into the roof of the net, and Reus set up the second two with Klose needing two bites of the cherry to score.

Rewarded

Mertesacker added a third in the 39th minute with a shot on the turn from Thomas Muller's header.

Ozil threaded a shot into the far corner of the goal to make it four in the 55th minute and the game seemed to be over, but Sweden and Ibrahimovic had other ideas.

The Paris St Germain striker ghosted in behind Holger Badstuber to head the ball over Manuel Neuer to score in the 62nd minute.

Lustig then sent in a shot from a tight angle which found its way through Neuer's legs and inside the near post two minutes later.

Elmander brought Sweden to within a goal in the 76th minute when he placed his first-time shot into the far corner from eight yards out from Alexander Kacaniklic's pull-back.

Sweden continued to attack in the last 10 minutes and were ultimately rewarded when Elm turned to volley past Neuer deep in stoppage time to earn Sweden an unlikely, but deserved draw.

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Tables

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group A

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Belgium 10 26
2 Croatia 10 17
3 Serbia 10 14
4 Scotland 10 11
5 Wales 10 10
6 Macedonia 10 7

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group B

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy 10 22
2 Denmark 10 16
3 Czech Republic 10 15
4 Bulgaria 10 13
5 Armenia 10 13
6 Malta 10 3

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group C

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany 10 28
2 Sweden 10 20
3 Austria 10 17
4 Republic of Ireland 10 14
5 Kazakhstan 10 5
6 Faroe Islands 10 1

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Netherlands 10 28
2 Romania 10 19
3 Hungary 10 17
4 Turkey 10 16
5 Estonia 10 7
6 Andorra 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group E

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Switzerland 10 24
2 Iceland 10 17
3 Slovenia 10 15
4 Norway 10 12
5 Albania 10 11
6 Cyprus 10 5

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group F

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Russia 10 22
2 Portugal 10 21
3 Israel 10 14
4 Azerbaijan 10 9
5 Northern Ireland 10 7
6 Luxembourg 10 6

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group G

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 25
2 Greece 10 25
3 Slovakia 10 13
4 Lithuania 10 11
5 Latvia 10 8
6 Liechtenstein 10 2

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group H

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England 10 22
2 Ukraine 10 21
3 Montenegro 10 15
4 Poland 10 13
5 Moldova 10 11
6 San Marino 10 0

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group I

FIFA World Cup European Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain 8 20
2 France 8 17
3 Finland 8 9
4 Georgia 8 5
5 Belarus 8 4

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