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Played
October 15, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Friends Arena — Solna
Referee:‬ W. Collum‎
Attendance:‬ 49251‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sweden 3-5 Germany

Goal runs an eye over the players' performances at the Friends Arena as Andre Schurrle helped himself to a wonderful second half hat-trick for Joachim Low's side

By Charlie Scott

  • Johan Wiland
    11
    17
    2.50

    Johan Wiland

    Beaten by a smart finish from Ozil on the brink of half-time, the Swedish goalkeeper looked broken by the final whistle following Germany's four-goal second-half blitz.

  • Mikael Antonsson
    8
    40
    1.50

    Mikael Antonsson Flop of the Match

    Unfortunate to deflect Kruse's pass into the path of Ozil when the Arsenal man scored, but bad luck had nothing to do with some of his awful decision-making after the break.

  • Martin Olsson
    21
    11
    2.50

    Martin Olsson

    Showed a real desire to get forward in the first half, and drew a couple of fouls from Lahm in dangerous areas, but was less confident in defensive scenarios.

  • Pierre Bengtsson
    9
    23
    2.50

    Pierre Bengtsson

    Struggled against Schurrle as the Chelsea forward impressed on the left-hand side for the visitors. Got forward on a couple of occasions and put in some decent crosses.

  • Per Nilsson
    6
    23
    2.00

    Per Nilsson

    Like quite a few of his team-mates, the centre-back looked fairly comfortable before the break, only to fall apart in the second period. Gifted Schurrle his first goal with a woeful pass.

  • Alexander Kacaniklic
    41
    7
    3.50

    Alexander Kacaniklic

    Was always eager to offer himself as an outlet on the left-hand side for the hosts and will be delighted to have got his first international goal, when he scored in the 42nd minute.

  • Kim Källström
    30
    7
    3.00

    Kim Källström

    Dissected the gap between Hummels and Boateng with a sublime pass to set up Kacaniklic for his side's second, and put in a strong performance in midfield.

  • Rasmus Elm
    7
    20
    2.00

    Rasmus Elm

    Quiet in the centre of the park against the likes of Schweinsteiger and Kroos, the CSKA Moscow midfielder will have no qualms about being hauled off after the break.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    26
    8
    2.50

    Sebastian Larsson

    Split Germany's defence open for the opening goal, and provided the creative spark needed to cut them open once more when he set Hysen up for his second goal.

  • Ola Toivonen
    12
    22
    2.50

    Ola Toivonen

    Cleverly dummied the ball to allow Hysen to race through and put Sweden ahead. He held the ball up well for the hosts, and posed problems in the air for Hummels.

  • Tobias Hysen
    57
    6
    4.00

    Tobias Hysen

    The 31-year-old scored the opening goal with a super finish through the legs of Neuer and then bettered that with a thumping left foot volley late on.

Substitutions

  • Anders Svensson
    20
    7
    2.50

    Anders Svensson

    Rolled back the years to test Neuer with a rasping drive towards the end of the game after coming on in the second half.

  • Jimmy Durmaz
    13
    12
    2.00

    Jimmy Durmaz

    Had little time to leave his mark on the game after being introduced late on.

  • Manuel Neuer
    52
    50
    3.50

    Manuel Neuer

    Will have been disappointed to have been beaten twice in the first half from two similar positions, but could do nothing about Hysen's exceptional second goal.

  • Jerome Boateng
    52
    29
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    Caught out as the hosts went two-up, but recovered well after that to put in a composed performance at the heart of his side's defence. Confident in possession throughout.

  • Mats Hummels
    57
    34
    3.50

    Mats Hummels

    Looked shaky at the back alongside Boateng before the break, but like his centre-back partner he improved dramatically after the interval. Looked a threat from set pieces going forward.

  • Marcell Jansen
    48
    20
    3.50

    Marcell Jansen

    Pushed forward well down the left and launched some enticing crosses into the box that troubled Antonsson and Nilsson. Linked well with Schurrle.

  • Philipp Lahm
    66
    29
    2.50

    Philipp Lahm

    The right-back was as reliable as ever down that side for the visitors, putting in some decent tackles and bombing forward to provide an overlap to good effect.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    66
    35
    2.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    The Bayern midfielder put in a decent performance, without shining, which is a shame for him considering it was his milestone 100th appearance for the national side.

  • Mesut Özil
    246
    23
    3.50

    Mesut Özil

    Showed great composure to control a deflected pass from Kruse and rifle a shot past Wiland on the brink of half-time, and also provided the assist for Gotze's 53rd minute equaliser.

  • Toni Kroos
    102
    11
    3.50

    Toni Kroos

    Put in a very good all-round performance in the centre of the park for Low's side. Mixed some well-timed challenges with some precision passing, not least when he set up Schurrle to complete his hat-trick.

  • Andre Schürrle
    265
    15
    4.50

    Andre Schürrle Top of the Match

    The former Bayer Leverkusen man was unplayable tonight as he notched three times after the break. He saved his best until last, cutting in from the right and whipping a finish past Wiland from long range.

  • Max Kruse
    37
    28
    2.50

    Max Kruse

    Did not seem to click with the likes of Ozil and Schurrle in the first half, but this was not due to a lack of effort. Ran himself into the ground before being taken off after half-time.

  • Thomas Müller
    52
    43
    2.50

    Thomas Müller

    By his incredibly high standards he had a quiet game. His only real mark on the game was left on the crossbar, when he crashed a header against the woodwork before the break.

Substitutions

  • Benedikt Höwedes
    31
    11

    Benedikt Höwedes

    Brought on late on and did little more than get booked for a foul on Olsson.

  • Julian Draxler
    72
    6

    Julian Draxler

    Showed glimpses of his superb talent with some great touches after being introduced late on.

  • Mario Götze
    136
    15
    3.50

    Mario Götze

    Had an immediate impact on the game after replacing Muller at the interval, by curling a shot past Wiland to make it 2-2 in the 53rd minute.

Results
Group A Matchday 11
Times In BST
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robin van Persie Robin van Persie
Striker
Man Utd.
11 2
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Manchester City
10 0
Mesut Özil Mesut Özil
Midfielder
Arsenal
8 3
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
8 1
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
8 0