Germany vs Mexico Confederations Cup

A commanding performance from the Germans sees them comfortably qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final. It is amazing and dangerous how a second/third choice German side can be this lethal, with their senior most team yet to showcase their brilliance in the World Cup next year. The German team has a lot of depth, and coach Joachim Low has time and again shown his confidence in the German youngsters and given them the opportunity to show their talent on the field. Germany entered the semi-finals full of confidence to progress to the final stage of the tournament. Mexico managed to come back in their last four games in the tournament after conceding first, but this time it was a different scenario. Get all the latest football betting tips here.

Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, who had scored five goals in the Bundesliga this season was on the score sheet in the sixth minute after sweeping home from a Benjamin Henrichs pass. Two minutes later, the Schalke midfielder scored his second slotting home from Timo Werner’s through ball to stun the Mexicans. It was his third goal in the tournament as it added more fuel to the rumors linking him with a move to Arsenal. Werner could have easily added Germany’s third in the first half but failed to do so, but he didn’t miss the opportunity in the 59th minute as he scored home from Jonas Hector’s pass.

The Germans brutally dominated the fixture as Mexico showed no significant fight to improve things on the field. They did have more than one chance in the first half to get back into the game, but courtesy to some poor finishing and lack of quality in the final third; they failed to have any effect on the scorecard in the first half. Although, they did manage to pull one back in the 89th minute as Marco Fabian scored a 35-yard stunner, but the Germans retain the lead just a minute later through Amin Younes.

The Mexicans should have done better given the fight they have shown in the tournament so far. They now prepare to play a third-fourth playoff against Portugal on Sunday. They need to get their finishing right given how they had 26 shots out of which only eight on target and only one finishing in the back of the net. Germany can go with all the positives as they prepare to face a tough challenge in Chile on Sunday in the Finals. The young Germans need to be at their very best to beat the mighty Chileans who upset many by beating Portugal in the semis. It would be terrific if this young German team manages to clear this last hurdle needed to win this tournament. 

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