Twitter reacts as late Kroos goal revives Germany’s World Cup hopes
Germany remain alive in Group F.
Toni Kroos struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner from a free-kick as defending champions Germany boosted their World Cup hopes with a 2-1 victory over Sweden.
Joachim Low’s side, who trailed at half-time and had Jerome Boateng sent off at 1-1, looked to be heading for a costly draw which would have left them on the verge of elimination until Kroos’ superb late intervention.
Here, Press Association Sport looks at how social media reacted to the drama in Sochi.
Former Formula One driver Nico Rosberg had a simple celebration:
yeeeeeeesss!!! 💪🏻💪🏻🇩🇪 @DFB_Team— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) June 23, 2018
As did Kroos’ former side Bayern Munich:
KROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) June 23, 2018
Former England striker Gary Lineker could not believe the turnaround:
Football is a simple game, 22 men chase the ball for 82 minutes and the Germans get a player sent off so 21 men chase the ball for 13 minutes and at the end the Germans somehow fucking win.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 23, 2018
While Germany’s official team Twitter account showed a serious of pictures displaying the passion of their side:
Meanwhile, the tournament’s official account was stunned:
Former Germany midfielder Michael Ballack was grateful for the added time:
While current Germany international Mats Hummels, who sat the game out due to a neck injury, let emojis do the talking:
THIS 💥🔥— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) June 23, 2018
Ex-Australian cricketer turned coach Jason Gillespie tipped Germany to defend their World Cup title on the strength of that performance:
While the German league celebrated the origins of now-Real Madrid player Kroos:
Leroy Sane, left out of the Germany squad, tweeted in German, saying: “Better later than never, Congrats on the win guys, in the end totally deserved!”
And finally, for once, Piers Morgan was lost for words:
WHOOOOAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 23, 2018