Andre Schurrle's hat-trick ensured Germany of a 5-3 win over Sweden in their final FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Friends Arena on Tuesday.
Germany finish Group C unbeaten but had to come from behind to do so, with Tobias Hysen and Alexander Kacaniklic putting the home side ahead within 42 minutes.
However, Mesut Ozil pulled one back for the visitors prior to the break before early second-half goals from Mario Gotze and Schurrle put Germany ahead.
While Hysen's second briefly turned up the heat on Joachim Low's men, Schurrle completed his treble to gain revenge on Sweden - who are the only team to take points off Germany in qualification.
Sweden's main changes were in their forward line, with Ola Toivonen and Hysen replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovich, who was suspended, and Johan Elmander up front.
Joachim Low had made no secret of his desire to experiment with Germany's line-up and he made two changes. Mats Hummels came in for Per Mertesacker in defence while Max Kruse replaced Sami Khedira.
Bastian Schweinsteiger won his 100th cap while Kruse's inclusion saw Ozil drop into a deeper role than during Friday's 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland.
The hosts took the lead when Hysen coolly slotted home after just six minutes as Germany conceded a goal in the opening 45 minutes for the first time in qualification.
The forward latched on to a Sebastian Larsson throughball, which Toivonen did well to steer clear of, before sidefooting the ball past the onrushing Manuel Neuer.
Thomas Muller saw his header bounce back off the crossbar five minutes later as Germany applied plenty of pressure in an attempt to get back on level terms.
However, Low's men were frustrated by a resolute Sweden defence, and they did not threaten again until Schweinsteiger curled an effort over seven minutes from the break.
Sweden, though, doubled their lead through Kacaniklic when he converted from inside the area.
The Fulham striker timed his run well to stay onside and fire home past Neuer after Kim Kallstrom's lofted ball.
On the stroke of half-time, Ozil marked his 25th birthday with a goal, pulling one back for the visitors when his right-footed effort left Johan Wiland with no chance.
Germany were level soon after the break, courtesy of a curled finish from substitute Gotze.
The Bayern Munich midfielder, a replacement for Muller, bent his right foot around the ball in the box, after good work from Ozil to set up the chance, to restore parity eight minutes into the second half.
Schurrle put Germany ahead for the first time in the match when he latched on to a mistake from Per Nilsson three minutes short of the hour mark and Germany capitalised on another Sweden mistake to move two goals clear nine minutes later.
Gotze kept posession well after Mikael Antonsson lost the ball, playing in Schurrle, who kept his composure to complete a brace.
Still the goals continued, with Hysen emphatically crashing home a Larsson free-kick from the left after 69 minutes before Germany hit back as Schurrle completed his hat-trick.
He cut onto his right foot before curling an effort past a helpless Wiland 14 minutes from time to cap off a superb performance.
|14||T. Hysén||6' 69'|
|Coach: E. Hamrén|
for R. Elm 58'
for A. Kačaniklić 73'
for O. Toivonen 84'
|Shakhtar did not lack motivation - Shevchuk|
|Bayern lament two errors, Guardiola proud|
|Valcke: It will ´take years´ to rebuild FIFA´s reputation|
|Luis Enrique ´never fed up´ of Messi magic|
|Valverde pleased with Bilbao triumph|
|Messi revels in Champions League milestone|
|Loss was a ´crying shame´ - De Boer|
|Suarez relieved to get off the mark for Barca|
|Pellegrini puts Aguero among best in the world|
|Cavani wants top spot|
|Howedes sorry for Schalke collapse|
|Sporting Lisbon 3 Maribor 1: Slimani helps fire hosts into second place|
|Concord Rangers 0 Mansfield Town 1: Palmer edges League Two side through|
|Mourinho salutes ´complete´ Chelsea after Schalke stroll|
|Lopetegui revels in Porto professionalism|
|MK Dons 2 Rochdale 2: Green rescues hosts a point|
|Manchester City 3 Bayern Munich 2: Aguero the hero as City rekindle Champions League dream|
|Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Athletic Bilbao 1: Hosts qualify despite poor performance|
|Paris Saint-Germain 3 Ajax 1: Strike duo terrorise Dutch side|
|APEOL 0 Barcelona 4: Messi breaks record after Suarez opener|
|Schalke 0 Chelsea 5: Blues clinch top spot in style|
|Serbia turn to Curcic|
|Inter v Dnipro: Juan wants early qualification|
|Sporting-Maribor delayed as lights go out in Lisbon|
|Garcia upbeat despite late setback|
|The making of Lionel Messi: How it all started for the Champions League´s record goalscorer|
|Tottenham v Partizan: Pochettino´s men look to seal qualification|
|Messi breaks Champions League scoring record|
|Wolfsburg v Everton: Distin buoyed by good run|
|Allegri expects improved away display|
|Rodgers: First goal crucial for Liverpool confidence|
|CSKA Moscow 1 Roma 1: Late leveller keeps Russians in the hunt|
|Ancelotti not worried about record|
|BATE 0 Porto 3: Belarusians knocked out but go into the record books|
|Klopp looking forward to Champions League distraction|
|Parish urges Warnock to stop ref rage|
|UEFA Europa League Preview: Celtic and Inter seek home wins to advance|
|Diame could make Hull return on Saturday|
|QPR lose Sandro to knee injury|
|Juanmi fractures arm|
|Wilshere out for ´a while´ - Wenger|
|Wenger hits back at Usmanov|
|De Jong back in training for Newcastle|
|Chelsea ´head and shoulders´ above rest - Giggs|
|Stevens returns to Stuttgart|
|Cheltenham sack Yates|
|Giggs open to United exit to further career|
|Sampaoli relaxed after Copa America draw|
|Pekerman eyes Copa America revenge|
|Time for City to produce - Nasri|
|Copa Sudamericana Preview: River search for form ahead of Superclasico|
|K. League Preview: Cup winners Seongnam eye safety|
|Argentine Primera Division Review: Racing Club beat River Plate to go top|
|Guardiola: Desperate City are dangerous|
|Paraguayan Division Profesional Review: Libertad back on top as Cerro Porteno slip up|
|Brazil to meet Colombia at Copa America|
|Koeman backs ´great´ Forster|
|Lambert delighted with makeshift Villa defence|
|Koeman remains confident of top-four finish|
|Granada 0 Almeria 0: Visitors hold on to move out of bottom three|
|Genoa 1 Palermo 1: Hosts rue Pinilla miss in lively draw|
|Aston Villa 1 Southampton 1: Saints spoil Lambert´s 100th game|
|No let-up from Bayern - Guardiola|
|Turkish Super Lig Review: Besiktas and Fenerbahce gridlocked, Yanal makes winning start|
|Basel v Real Madrid: Ancelotti approaching winning record|
|Russian Premier League Review: Zenit extend advantage, Torpedo win marred|
|Mourinho not interested in Reus|
|Pellegrini dismisses Messi rumours|
|Anderlecht v Galatasaray: Faint hopes remain alive in Belgium|
|Luis Enrique: Barca must beat APOEL|
|Indian Super League Preview: Materazzi keen to maintain momentum, Goa host Kerala|
|Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund: Klopp visits Emirates amid switch rumours|
|Fer concerned by QPR away form|
|Shakhtar must not underestimate Athletic - Lucescu|
|Indian Super League Review: Chennaiyin well-placed for post-season, Delhi win|
|Atletico Madrid v Olympiacos: Atleti on the brink of last 16|
|Dragons take American football player on trial|
|Di Matteo has no thoughts of Chelsea revenge|
|Vermaelen could require surgery|
|Destiny in Roma´s hands - Garcia|
|Ludogorets v Liverpool: Rodgers demands improvement|
|Malmo v Juventus: Pogba issues rallying cry|
|Blanc demands killer instinct against Ajax|
|Bayer Leverkusen v Monaco: Germans looking to progress|
|Aguero and Jovetic fit to face Bayern|
|Ancelotti reveals contract talks|
|Slutsky targeting Champions League last 16|
|PSV receive Guardado boost|
|Ter Stegen waiting for Barcelona chance|
|Allardyce hopeful Carroll can stay injury-free|
|Arsenal must be ruthless - Arteta|
|Veh resigns from struggling Stuttgart|
|Juventus have ´more quality´ this season, says Pogba|
|Copa America win can restore Brazil´s confidence – Marin|
|Lallana issues rallying cry|
|Fritz confident Bremen can turn things around|
|Bruce backing Hull to stay out of trouble|
|Lambert determined to transform Villa|
|Valdez: Suarez needs ´miracle´ for Copa America|
|Real Madrid heading to Australia for ICC|
|Martinez: Lukaku can become ´best striker in the world´|
|Koeman slams ´crazy´ Christmas fixture list|
|Iniesta, Vermaelen unavailable for Cyprus trip|
|Zenit v Benfica: Pereira, Lima set to return for Portuguese champions|
|Inzaghi sorry for derby stalemate|
|Colombian Primera A Review: Medellin on cusp of final, Santa Fe deny Huila|
|Mancini ´very happy´ with derby draw|
|Peruvian Primera Division Review: Sporting Cristal beaten|
|Liga del Futbol Profesional Boliviano Review: Late Blooming spark sends Oriente second|
|Venezuelan Primera Division Review: Trujillanos stay top, Metropolitanos embarrassed|
|Liga MX Review: Pachuca, Pumas UNAM reach play-offs|
|MLS Review: Wins for Galaxy, Revolution|
|Ecuadorian Primera A Review: Top three fail to score, Olmedo win big|
|Brazilian Serie A Review: Cruzeiro retain title|
|Chilean Primera Division Review: Universidad Chile held, Colo Colo go top|
|Costa Rican Primera Division Review: Cartagines into fourth|
|Uruguayan Primera Division Review: Champions Nacional win again|