"There were a lot of feelings in the heat of the moment". Nothing in this tournament has come easy for Die Mannschaft.
It's all unexpected in a way. Failure to do so would mean relying on the outcome of the other match between Mexico and Sweden.
Durmaz entered the game as a substitute, and his foul gave Germany the free kick that set up Kroos' game-winner. "We stand united, we are Sweden". Against South Korea, Maradona said that Mexico went in aggressively and within the first or second touches they were already in position to score.
Germany's late, late show keeps Joachim Loew's on course to be the first team to retain the title in 56 years but their fate is still not entirely in their own hands.
But Kroos was ideal.
" Mexico were spurred on by a mass of green shirted, boisterous supporters at the Rostov Arena who overwhelmingly outnumbered Korean fans and midfielder Miguel Layun said their presence further lifted the team".
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It also created chaos in Group F. What seemed straight forward deep into stoppage time was turned upside down. Not even Mexico, with two wins under its belt, has secured a berth in the round of 16.
The four-time world champions must win by a margin of two goals against South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday to be absolutely sure of progressing.
As South Korea's sole threat, it was fitting that Tottenham striker Son gave his side fleeting hope in added time with a sublime, curling strike from 25 yards.
"Having said that, we shouldn't watch the opposition too closely - we need to focus on ourselves".
He is also feeling the pressure from 22-year-old Brandt, who has only had two brief substitute appearances so far but made an impression and hit the post against Sweden while also looking far more risky than Mueller. The moves eventually seemed to pay off, especially the decision to insert Reus into the lineup and letting him attack from the midfield.
Defender Mats Hummels was out of action with a neck injury, Jerome Boateng was sent off in the second half and Thomas Mueller did little right on the evening.