Sweden ties Germany in stunning 4 - 4 fight back
Sweden clawed back from a huge four goal deficit to draw 4 - 4 in last night's World Cup qualifier against world number two's Germany in Berlin.
The Swedes were already three goals down at half time, and conceded a fourth after the break before the fight back began in the 62nd minute when substitute Kim Källström fed captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score.
Mikael Lustig pulled another back two minutes later and when Johan Elmander added a third in the 76th minute, a shock was on the cards.
Rasmus Elm rifled in the equaliser in the third minute of injury time, stunning local German fans, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was watching the match together with a jubilant Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Speaking to Swedish tv channel Kanal 5 after the match, Swedish coach Erik Hamrén said: "I feel a lot of pride for what the players have done here. Did we think we could get a result at 3-0 down at halftime? No, no, nobody thought that."
The point means that Sweden has seven points from three qualifying matches in Group C, three behind Germany, who have played a game more, and one ahead of Ireland, who come to Stockholm on 22 March.
And the Swedish squad were not the only ones celebrating Tuesday after the Swedish team beat Germany, several Swedish punters that had placed bets on a 4 - 4 result came out of the evening thousands of kronor richer, according to news agency TT.
One person placed a bet with bookmakers Betfair that the game would finish level after the Germans had pulled ahead 4 - 0. With odds of 1000/1 his bet of SEK 300 left him with an impressive windfall.
Bookmakers Betsson had just one customer that dared to bet on the correct final result. His SEK 50 bet won him SEK 22,500 by the end of the match.