Germany Powers Past Sweden to Reach 2nd Straight European Championship Final

Again Germany answered as Ehrenfried began picking apart Sweden’s secondary, finally finding N. Römer for a 62 yard passing play. Danny Washington capped the drive with a one yard touchdown run extending Germany’s lead to 28-12. The crowd was truly enjoying this back and forth battle.

Sweden vs. Germany

Sweden’s special teams flexed their muscles in the third quarter as they partially blocked Jan Hilgenfeldt’s punt on the German 16 yard line recovering at the 22. Two plays later receiver Amat Jobe scored a 29 yard touchdown from Juhlin, closing the gap to 28-20 after a successful two-point conversion.

Then Danny Washington took the game over again leading Germany on a nine-play, four minute long drive finishing it with another touchdown, this time from the one. With the score now 35-20 Germany seemed clear of problems but Sweden’s special teams stepped up again forcing Germany’s punter into a short punt off the side of his foot, taking over the ball at Germany’s 27. Three plays later Wikström took the ball in from 15 yards out and after another failed two-point conversion attempt, the lead was reduced to 35-26 with just over three minutes left in the 3rd. Germany picked off Juhlin on his own 25 which led to a field goal for the Germans.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.