Confederations Cup 2017 | Germany romps past Mexico to advance into the final
A young German side thrashed Mexico 4-1 to set up a final clash with Chile at St. Petersburg on Sunday, while Mexico will take on Portugal on Sunday for a third-pace match. Debutant Leon Goretzka scored a brace in the early minutes of the game to help Germany seal the finals berth.
Germany took the game to the Mexican defence at the start itself and a concentration lapse by
22-year old Goretzka was once again on the scoresheet, two minutes later, after Timo Werner's perfect pass found the young striker who fired the ball home under the legs of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to increase the lead to 2-0. Soon after, the German side had a third opportunity, but it was squandered away by Werner, who hit the shot straight into the hands of Ochoa.
Mexico then regrouped and started attacking Marc-Andre Ter Stegen at the German goal. However,
Raul Jiménez was the next to have a go at the German goal but Ter Stegen once again stood his ground to deny Mexico, while Germany tripled their lead in the 59th minute when Timo Werner tapped the ball in after a brilliant move from the duo of Julian Draxler and Jonas Hector.
However, Germany ended up on the receiving end in the 89th minute when a
Germany ended the game on dictating terms with Amin Younes scoring in stoppage time to complete the 4-goal Fiesta and will next take on Chile in te finals at St. Petersburg, while Mexico will take on Portugal at Moscow in a third-place match.