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Germany 2-1 Sweden: Last-gasp Toni Kroos stunner brings world champions back from the brink and breaks Swedish hearts

Germany 2-1 Sweden: Last-gasp Toni Kroos stunner brings world champions back from the brink and breaks Swedish hearts

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match report The Real Madrid midfielder scored a wonderful free-kick in the dying moments as the Germans came from behind to take charge of their World Cup fate Toni Kroos scored an incredible free-kick in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as ten-man Germany returned from the brink of elimination to beat Sweden. One of the biggest shocks in recent footballing history was on the cards when Ola Toivonen’s wonderful chip sailed over Manuel Neuer, before Marco Reus kept the Germans alive with a second-half equaliser. Kroos celebrates his last-gasp strike And the world champions, who seemed destined to be denied by the heroic Swedes, put matters back in their own hands despite being reduced to ten through Jerome Boate...
Doctors: Liverpool's Karius sustained concussion during Champions League final

Doctors: Liverpool's Karius sustained concussion during Champions League final

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June 4 (UPI) -- Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed Monday that Liverpool goalie Loris Karius sustained a concussion during the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the finale on May 26 at NSC Olimpiyskiy in Kiev, Ukraine. Karius held Madrid scoreless in the first half, before allowing a goal to Karim Benzema in the 51st minute after a horrible error. Sadio Mane scored for Liverpool four minutes later, but Karius allowed two scores to Gareth Bale down the stretch. Dr. Ross Zafonte and Leonor Herget, PT, DPT, released a statement on the goalkeeper. "We have received numerous calls today regarding the health status of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius," the statement said. "With Mr. Karius's permission, we are providing information about ...
Bale stunner & Karius mistakes see Real beat Liverpool in Champions League

Bale stunner & Karius mistakes see Real beat Liverpool in Champions League

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Gareth Bale scored one of European football's great goals in a match-winning performance as Real Madrid overcame Liverpool to win their third successive Champions League title as goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a personal nightmare.Bale made his mark on another Champions League final with a magnificent overhead kick to put Real 2-1 up after 64 minutes.Liverpool had already suffered the devastating blow of losing top scorer Mohamed Salah midway through the first half - with a shoulder injury sustained in a challenge with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos - when calamity struck for Karius. Six minutes after half-time, the German inexplicably threw the ball against Karim Benzema, who was not eve...
Real Madrid v Liverpool: Could James Milner be key to Champions League final?

Real Madrid v Liverpool: Could James Milner be key to Champions League final?

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The Champions League final will be contested by the highest-scoring teams in this season's competition, with two of the world's most potent forwards on display.Real Madrid are chasing a record 13th title - and their third in a row - while Liverpool can move above Bayern Munich and Barcelona into third (behind AC Milan) in the list of most European Cup/Champions League wins if they are victorious in Kiev.The fixture has all the makings of a classic, but what can we learn from the stats heading into the match? Is Milner the unlikely key man in Kiev?With more than 90 goals between them in all competitions this season, it is hardly surprising the Champions League final has been billed as a battle...
LaLiga and Serie A review: Barcelona stumble at final hurdle in 'Invincibles' bid, Juventus champions of Italy

LaLiga and Serie A review: Barcelona stumble at final hurdle in 'Invincibles' bid, Juventus champions of Italy

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Barcelona's great season ended in disappointing fashion while Juventus secure their seventh-straight Serie A crown Sunday, May 13, 2018 Barcelona's hopes of an unbeaten LaLiga campaign were ended in their penultimate game as they lost 5-4 at Levante. The champions had gone 36 games unbeaten but trailed 5-1 after 56 minutes and their dramatic fightback came up short. Emmanuel Boateng's hat-trick and Enis Bardhi's brace put lowly Levante in charge, and despite Philippe Coutinho completing a treble of his own and Luis Suarez scoring a penalty, Barca's bid for history came up short. Meanwhile, Juventus were confirmed as Serie A winners for the seventh season running following a goalless draw with Roma. Napoli had effectively handed the title...