By Peter Herrnreiter
Tight defending and lackadaisical attacking were on display today as Sweden hosted Germany in an international friendly in Gothenburg. Germany, who fielded four first time internationals, had a difficult time breaking the Swedish backline, with Toni Kroos coming the closest to any real scoring chance for either side.
German manager Joachim Loew decided to use the match to his advantage, fielding defender Marcel Schmelzer and midfielder Lewis Holtby in the starting XI, while later adding Mario Goetze and Andre Schurrle in the second half. A host of German regular games was absent for the trip to the north…
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