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Toni Kroos goes full Cristiano Ronaldo to save Germany with a stoppage-time free-kick

The Real Madrid man scored a dramatic free-kick which was reminiscent of Ronaldo's effort against Spain

You have to feel sorry for Sweden.

Toni Kroos was Germany’s hero after he produced a moment of magic to save Germany from the brink of World Cup elimination.

It took a free-kick in the 95th minute to beat Sweden as Joachim Low’s side were 2-1 winners on the night.


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The match winner

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The match winner

Kroos had the pressure of a nation on his shoulders when he stepped up in stoppage-time.

The Madrid man had been one of Germany’s worst performers on the night, giving the ball away in the buildup to Sweden’s opener through Ola Toivonen.

Kroos however made up for his mistake in the best way possible.

This reminded everyone of Ronaldo’s expression before his free-kick against Spain

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This reminded everyone of Ronaldo’s expression before his free-kick against Spain

Kroos rolled the ball to Marco Reus who laid it back to the Bayern man

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Kroos rolled the ball to Marco Reus who laid it back to the Bayern man

The textbook strike curled into the top corner

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The textbook strike curled into the top corner

The stadium erupted after the dramatic winner

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The stadium erupted after the dramatic winner

The goal sparked scenes of jubilation from supporters and from Germany coaching staff and substitutes on the touch-line.

The fans couldn’t contain themselves

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The fans couldn’t contain themselves

The late winner was reminiscent of Ronaldo’s last-gasp free-kick against Spain which earned Portugal a 3-3 draw.

Kroos stepped up to the ball with the same confidence that CR7 had before his strike.

We’ve had two bonkers last-minute free-kicks

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We’ve had two bonkers last-minute free-kicks

Just when it looked all but over for the four-times world champions, Germany’s fate is now back in their own hands.

Joachim Low’s side will come up against group minnows South Korea in their final game, whilst Sweden face Mexico.

We know mate, we know

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We know mate, we know

You can never rule out Germany.

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