Mexico met Goretzka: Germany reached Confederations Cup’s final

1 July 2017

On Thursday in Sochi the second finalist was defined. Germany has easily won over the team from Mexico by the score and now will fight for the trophy with the Chile.

Mexico met Goretzka: Germany reached Confederations Cup’s final

On Thursday the second finalist of the Confederations Cup was defined. The berth into decisive match was challenged by Germany and Mexico which were playing in Sochi. As you know, earlier Chile became the first participant of the final match and for the third place Portugal will fight.

The score was opened very quickly. On the 6 th minute Germany performed quick counter-attack, Goretzka assisted on the right wing on Henrichs and rushed forward. On the penalty line he received a back pass and made a backdoor pass. After some minutes Germany doubled the score. Werner slid the pass around the marker and down the inside right channel and Goretzka drilled it crisply into the bottom left corner again.

Mexico wasn’t going to give up and started searching the ways to score a goal to the opponent. Soon Alanis decided on kick from the penalty area but Ter Stegen saved the kick. However, Germany wasn’t closed in its penalty area and also tried to attack in order to score the third goal. Moreover, Löw’s football players were more dangerous - after Henrichs’s pass on the right Werner was left alone with Ochoa and kicked in a near corner, but the goalkeeper saved his team.

Mexicans tried to stay and brothers dos Santos were especially active. At first Gio passed on Jonathan, but he didn’t got a chance to help. Later the elder brother decided on a long range strike, but didn't score. Mexico created the first dangerous moment after half an hour. The same Giovanni dos Santos rushed into the penalty area after Hernandez's pass and hit into a far corner, but Ter Stegen in a half-split saved his team. Head kick of another dos Santos during the same attack was not so dangerous. Right there Mexicans created just killing moment. Gio Dos Santos wriggles through to thrash a shot that causes Ter Stegen to scramble and Jonathan goes for the rebound with his head, stooping to nod it wide. A bit later Ter Stegen saved his team after Herrera's kick from penalty area. As a result, first half ended with sure advantage of Germany.


At the beginning of a second half both teams created dangerous moments. At first Hernandez made a kick from penalty area but Ter Stegen saved again. In the return attack Werner broke on the right wing and hit into a far corner by Ochoa, but missed and wide.

The second half went on counter courses but Germany scored again. Hector got the cutting pass on the left wing and shot in the center where Werner was alone. The forward scored a goal without any problems. It seemed to be the sentence.

It was difficult to win back three balls but Mexicans didn't give up. Fabian who only substituted could score, but from an acute angle shot wide of the mark. Later Miguel Layún on the right from the penalty area kicked a powerful blow, but Ter Stegen saved the team again. In one of episodes the crossbeam saved Germany – Jiménez headed in falling but got into a framework.

And still Mexicans scored. The team earned a penalty and decided to play quickly – Fabian shot powerfully and Ter Stegen was powerless. However was late, the referee has already added the time. Moreover, Germany restored the status quo – after a fast three-man passing play Younes who strokes a lovely shot in from six yards on the left of the box. Mexicans right there rushed to the attack. At first after Hernandez's kick the ball passed slightly wide of the mark and after a corner Jiménez headed in a corner but Ter Stegen saved. That was the end.

Thus, Germany became the second finalist of the Confederations Cup. On Sunday Germany will meet Chileans in St. Petersburg. On the same day in Moscow Mexicans will fight with Portugal for the third place on a tournament.

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