SOCHI -- The national team of Germany on Saturday defeated Sweden 2-1 in the group stage match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in the Russian resort city of Sochi.
The score opened in the first half by Sweden's Ola Toivonen, on the 32nd minute of the game. Marco Reus of Germany equaled the score on the 48th minute. Toni Kroos scored a last-minute winning goal on the 95th minute.
Team Germany, the reigning world champions, had to battle it out for points after suffering a surprise defeat by Mexico in their Group F Round 1 game.
Mexico leads Group F with six points. Germany and Sweden have three points each. South Korea failed to score any points so far.
The national squad of Sweden is playing its next match against Mexico on June 27 in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, while Germany will take on South Korea on the same day in the Volga area city of Kazan.