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- Dos SantosFabián63'
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Germany - Mexico
FIFA Confederations Cup - 29 June 2017
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FT: Germany 4-1 Mexico. Goretzka (2), Werner and Younes send Die Mannschaft into the final. Fabian's stunner was a mere consolation as Low's men breezed into a Sunday showdown for the trophy with Chile.
What a finish to this match! Hernandez goes close for Mexico!
- GoalAmin YounesGermany
GOAL! Germany put it beyond any doubt by bursting forward. Can feeds Younes on the left and he rolls it into the far corner.
Three minutes of added time as Mexico throw the kitchen sink at Germany.
- GoalMarco FabiánMexico
GOAL! Mexico have a consolation. Fabian takes the short free kick in his stride and swerves an unstoppable shot into the top corner from 35 yards.
VIDEO: Veteran Marquez tests ter Stegen.
Mexico have pushed and had plenty of chances in this match, but they just haven't been able to overcome their Germany hoodoo. It's now just one win in 11 meetings.
Another Layun corner from the right is headed over by Marquez.
Super reactions from ter Stegen once more as he keeps out Marquez's bullet header.
Play halted as Fabian receives treatment for a knock to the head in that challenge. The game will continue with a Mexico corner on the right.
Brave defending by Rudiger to beat Fabian to Layun's dangerous cross from the right.
- OffJulian DraxlerGermany
- OnAmin YounesGermany
GERMANY CHANGE: Draxler replaced by Younes.
Nice build up from Mexico, but Herrera fires well over from distance.
- OffLars StindlGermany
- OnJulian BrandtGermany
GERMANY CHANGE: Stindl off, Brandt on.
It has the makings of a cracking final on Sunday, assuming Mexico don't do an Istanbul (2005) here...
Remember, the group game between Chile and Germany ended 1-1.
OFF THE BAR! Lozano crosses for Jimenez who can only guide his header against the woodwork.
Bewitching football from Draxler as he nutmegs Layun, cuts in from the left and tests Ochoa with a low drive.
- Yellow cardEmre CanGermany
Can booked within a couple of minutes of taking to the field.
The resulting corner causes mayhem in the German defence, but once again they survive.
Mexico rip through Germany from left to right. It's played to Layun who arrives on cue to lash in a thumping drive that ter Stegen beats away at his near post.
- OffLeon GoretzkaGermany
- OnEmre CanGermany
GERMANY CHANGE: two-goal Goretzka replaced by Emre Can of Liverpool.
- OffJonathan Dos SantosMexico
- OnRafael MárquezMexico
MEXICO CHANGE: Marquez on for Jon Dos Santos.
Germany looking for a fourth. Draxler probes on the edge of the area and tumbles over... the referee waves play on! Draxler not happy.
VIDEO: Werner makes it three.
Immediate chance for Fabian but he drills into the side netting from a narrow angle after lovely build up play from Hernandez and Jimenez.
- OffGiovani Dos SantosMexico
- OnMarco FabiánMexico
MEXICO CHANGE: Fabian on, Gio Dos Santos off.
That was Werner's third of the tournament.
- GoalTimo WernerGermany
GOAL! It's three and it's all over. Werner taps into an empty net after Draxler spun off his man and played in Hector to put it on a plate with a super cutback.
VIDEO: Werner's chance.
It's worked short for Draxler who fires his low shot straight at Ochoa.
Germany have a free kick 30 yards out. Three over it, including Draxler....
- Yellow cardRaúl JiménezMexico
Cue the discussion of the much-maligned VAR system! Meanwhile, Jimenez has been cautioned.
CLOSE! Werner sprints clear once more. He gets a shove off Moreno as he looks to shoot, is forced to go wider and fires his shot across the face of goal. Should that have been a penalty?
Hernandez breaks with Mexico three on two. He feeds Jimenez but his pass forces his strike partner to cut back inside and his low drive is straight at ter Stegen.
Jimenez flicks a right-wing corner on that hits Hernandez at speed and flies over. Unlucky for El Tri.
A legend demands!
- OffJavier AquinoMexico
- OnHirving LozanoMexico
MEXICO HT CHANGE: Aquino off, Lozano on.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Mexico restart the contest needing another special comeback to keep their final dream alive.
HT: Germany 2-0 Mexico. Goretzka's early double has put Die Mannschaft well in control. The Dos Santos brothers and Hernandez have gone close to reducing the arrears for El Tri.
Another free kick for Mexico 45 yards out. Herrera delivers from a central position but it's easily headed clear. One minute added.
The tournament's top scorer has a big future ahead of him, it seems...
VIDEO: Hernandez fires the one-on-one over.
Mexico knocking on the door as some desperate defending denies Jimenez a gilt-edged opening at the far post.
Herrera's effort seems to be heading over, but ter Stegen makes sure by pushing it beyond his crossbar.
Free kick to Mexico in a central position 25 yards out. Herrera and Layun over it.
VIDEO: Mexico's bros go close.
Mexico can't afford to keep wasting chances like the last two.
BIG CHANCE! Gio Dos Santos slips a lovely pass through for Hernandez who lifts it over the advancing ter Stegen, but also just over the bar.
A super double save from ter Stegen keeps Germany's two-goal lead intact. Gio Dos Santos powers into the area on the right, but sees his low shot blocked by the keeper. The follow-up falls for Jon Dos Santos who can't beat the Barca keeper with his diving header.
Gio Dos Santos capitalises on an error at the back but can only drag his low effort wide from 22 yards.
STAT: Germany are on a 13-match unbeaten run (10 wins). Their last defeat was 2-0 against France in the semi final of Euro 2016.
Jon Dos Santos given too much space on the right but there is no green shirt in sight when he crosses towards the far post.
Mexico have had plenty of possession in this opening half an hour, but it's Germany who have had the all-important cutting edge.
The Dos Santos brothers almost get Mexico back in it. Gio dinks a sublime ball into the middle for Jonathan who can't quite stretch enough to beat ter Segen to it.
The corner is cleared but Mexico come again. Jon Dos Santos has a crack from distance, but it's blocked once more.
Another dangerous ball from Layun and Henrichs is forced to guide it behind under pressure from Aquino.
Layun whips a probing cross from the right towards Alanis, but it's too deep in the end and Germany survive.
Hernandez drops deep and looks to play in Gio Dos Santos, but Germany slam the door shut.
The resulting corner is headed over under pressure. Germany could be out of sight already.
SAVE! Werner is set free on the right of the area but sees his low effort blocked Ochoa. Mexico struggling at the back.
VIDEO: Goretzka's second.
VIDEO: Goretzka's first of the night.
Alanis fizzes in a low drive that ter Stegen is right behind.
Mexico looking to respond but a right-wing corner is easily cleared.
That's Goretzka's third goal in three matches at the tournament. Mexico with a mountain to climb.
- GoalLeon GoretzkaGermany
GOAL! It's two in two minutes! Goretzka grabs his second of the contest as he races onto Werner's through ball and coolly fires into the far corner.
- GoalLeon GoretzkaGermany
GOAL! Leon Goretzka guides a first-time shot into the far corner from 25 yards and Germany are off to a flyer!
A good Mexico move ends with Jimenez seeing a shot from distance well blocked.
Mexico without captain Andres Guardado, who is suspended so the Dos Santos brothers will patrol the midfield.
A big night for 20-year old Bayer Leverkusen right-back Benjamin Henrichs.
Tonight's referee is Nestor Pitana from Argentina.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Germany get this semi final underway.
The two sides have met once before in the Confederations Cup: Germany triumphed 4-3 after extra time back in 2005.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Mexico have beaten Germany in just one of 10 meetings. El Tri have drawn five and lost four against Die Mannschaft.
FUN FACT VIA FIFA: Mexico were forced to come from behind in all three of their group games. El Tri beat both New Zealand and Russia by a 2-1 scoreline, while they twice pegged Cristiano Ronaldo and Co back in the 2-2 draw with Portugal.
Juan Carlos Osorio gave an amusing response to suggestions his experienced side should have the edge over Germany's young stars. The Mexico coach said: "You can be young and have a lot of experience. A 30-year-old person that starts studying cardiology will know a lot less than a 21-year-old graduate."
Germany coach Joachim Low has been delighted with how his young Germany squad have acquitted themselves so far in the tournament. He told reporters: "I'm really happy to be in the semi-final with this side. Our main aim is always to be one of the last four teams in any competition. And you couldn't necessarily expect that from this team. It's nice that the team is bonding, because the players are spending time with each other off the pitch too. They're incredibly happy to be here. Not a single player is seeking to be in the spotlight - instead they all want to succeed as a team."
Mexico's talisman and Bayer Leverkusen hot-shot, Javier Hernandez is relishing the challenge of taking on the 2014 world champions. He told FIFA.com: "Obviously, playing against the team that represents my adopted country will be a very special moment, not just for me, but for the whole team. It’s not every day that you get to play against the world champions – and with a place in a final up for grabs as well. We’re extremely motivated. We’re going to take the game to Germany and we’re not going to change our style of play. Obviously, we want to work on our weaknesses, but our attacking play has enabled us to pick up some good results. Why would we change that?”
Last night, Chile booked their place in the 2017 Confederations Cup final with a 3-0 penalty shoot-out success over Portugal after drawing 0-0 in 120 minutes. Man City's much-maligned stopper, Claudio Bravo was the hero.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - GERMANY: ter Stegen, Hector, Ginter, Henrichs, Draxler, Goretzka, Werner, Stindl, Rüdiger, Kimmich, Rudy. /// MEXICO: Ochoa, Araujo, Moreno, J. Dos Santos, Alanis, Herrera, Layun, G. Dos Santos, Aquino, Hernandez, Jimenez.
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