German newspapers have been asking how the national team let slip a 4-0 lead to draw a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sweden.
The visiting Sweden rebounded from being 4-0 down in Berlin's Olympic stadium to score four second-half goals with the equaliser coming three minutes into injury-time.
'Jogi, was that daft!' headlined the mass circulation Bild newspaper on its front page, referring to Germany coach Joachim Low.
It pointed out that Germany had never before frittered away being 4-0 up against a rival team.
Decrying it as a 'stupid record', Bild wrote: 'So beautiful, so brutal, so daft football can be!'
'60 Minutes Heaven, 30 Minutes Hell', the online edition of Der Spiegel claimed, commenting that Germany had a 'terrific victory in sight' but that after Sweden's four quick-fire goals: "All debate on the deficiencies of the German 11 will now start again."
'Sensationally given away', wrote the Tagesspiegel over a photo of the ball hitting the back of the net as dismayed Germany players looked on in what the paper termed 'incredulous amazement'.
While the evening started out positively, it ended in 'disappointment' and even a 'big mystery', according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which claimed Germany played 60 minutes of such 'goal-oriented' football it looked 'seemingly safe' in its 4-0 lead.
The Berliner Zeitung also pointed out it was a 'historic show' for Germany.
"In the end, a grotesque 4-4 draw in the fourth World Cup qualifier against the utterly overstretched Scandinavians left behind many questions," the paper wrote.
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