“Glaubst Du an Wunder? JA!!!!!”
That’s how you would translate “Do you believe in miracle? YES!!!!!” to German. I think.
It wasn’t quite on par with the U.S. victory over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics, but Germany advanced to the Olympic semifinals with a 4-3 overtime win over Sweden on Wednesday in a quarterfinal game.
Germany hasn’t won an Olympic hockey medal since 1976 in Innsbruck when West Germany took bronze, while Sweden has won six medals, including two golds, in that time.
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But on Wednesday, the Germans got the winner from Patrick Reimer. Here is the goal:
The goal was reviewed, and when the referee announced it counted, the German announcers went nuts:
No talk of miracles, but those guys were excited. Next up for Germany: a semifinal game against Canada.