Germany v Sweden

Germany started fast in the final game. Two Interceptions were made by the German Safety Sebastian Tuch which led to good field position and stopped the Swedish Offence. On the other hand the German Offence moved freely. With a blend of pass and run Germany moved into Field goal range. But the Kick was missed. On the next drive Quarterback Joachim Ullrich passed 25 Yards for the German 7:0 lead. Another Field goal chance was missed in the second Quarter without any points. With the clock running down to Halftime, Sweden used good field position to score with a 41 Yard Pass from Perlström to Eriksson to tie the game. This was the first time a Touchdown had been scored against Germany for the last 5 games between the 2 nations since 2003.


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“Our game plan was to stay in contact with Germany. We want a low scoring game and use our chance in the fourth quarter” the Swedish Head Coach Christian Thore said.  

The plan succeeded in the second half. The Swedish team dominated in Special teams and Defence. “It was a fight of field position. We move slowly forward the German endzone and in the end we are able to kick the winning field goal”. The Field goal was a 25 Yard Kick by Alnervik, leaving 8:34 at the clock. Then the Swedish Defense took control of the game. First they forced Germany to punt and on the next drive R. Biro intercepted a Pass of Ullrich. Sweden tried to run down the clock while the German defence tried to strip the ball. Running Back K Taalbi not only held the ball, but broke free and ran 80 yards to the endzone and a 16:7 final standing.

Sweden is the new European Champion 2005. For the Swedish team it was not only the first Championship, but also the first Championship Game. So the Swedish celebrated long after the win together with the fanatical Swedish fans.  The Swedish football association were ably led by Tommy Wiking and the GB Lions management and Coaching staff would like to express their thanks for all the outstanding work done by Tommy and his army of volunteers.