The first major shock in World Cup 2018 arrived when defending champion, Germany crashed out of the tournament after suffering a shock defeat against Korea Republic.
Entering the pitch on Wednesday needing all three points to get them into the last 16, Die Mannschaft immediately took control of proceedings and try to push hard for goals since kick off.
Despite having control of the ball possession, Joachim Low’s men still looking like they’re missing something up front, as their attacking play were mostly predictable.
Not too many clear cut chances that Germany were able to get, during the first 45 minutes and even if they got opportunities all were handled well by their opponent’s defenders and goal keeper.
Nothing really changed much in the second half, but news about Sweden’s victory seemingly put more pressure for Der Panzer to win their tie as a draw would not be enough at all.
Having an essential needs to get the winning goal, Germany players becoming even more frustrated as they can’t get any break and keep missing opportunities or can’t get their final pass right.
Things got even worse for Low’s side as in stoppage time after a scrappy corner, Korea suddenly got themselves on the score sheet through Kim Young-Gwon, putting the defending champion at the edge of exiting World Cup.
Germany’s participation in the tournament was officially over when the Taegeuk Warriors netted their second goal from Son Heung-Min’s easy finish as he scored on an empty net with Manuel Neur was leaving his goal.
A totally disappointing outcome for Low’s men as his team simply failed to put on any exciting performances in the whole tournament.