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Goretza double helps Germany past Mexico into Confederations Cup Final

Germany v Mexico: Semi-Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Leon Goretzka scored twice in the first half to help inspire Germany to a 4-1 victory over Mexico and send them through to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final.

Whatever the Mexican prematch posturing, it all went to smoke in under 10 minutes when Leon Goretzka scored twice in a space of two minutes to give the Germans the lead.

Mexico showed admirable attitude and improved as the game progressed, but it was Germany who extended their lead in the 59th minute when Jonas Hector and Timo Werner combined inside the box to put things at 3-0.

Play was now slower, with Germany choosing to absorb pressure. Given that, Mexico eventually punctured the German defense when Marco Fabian unleashed a superb effort from long range, beating Marc-André ter Stegen to his corner.

That goal, however, would be Mexico’s only scoring contribution in this game as Germany sealed their place in the final when Amin Younes finished off a lethal breakaway for the final 4-1 scoreline.

With the result, Mexico will now meet Portugal in the third-place game on Sunday, while Germany will face Chile for the title.