World champion Germany marched to final of Confederation Cup 2017 as Leon Goretzka scored twice to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic semifinal in the second semifinal on Thursday. Also Read - FIFA World Cup 2018 Germany vs Mexico: Unhappy And Crestfallen, German Coach Joachim Low Post Mexico Win
Mexico till the full-time created ample opportunities but their defence left wide open spaces for the Germans to score goals. Also Read - Artificial Earthquake in Mexico After Hirving Lozano Scores a Goal Against Germany in FIFA World Cup 2018 -- WATCH
Young Goretzka netted twice before Timo Werner and Amin Younis added two more goals in the second half. However, among all these goals Marcio Fabiabian’s 89th-minute striker for Mexico was the most spectacular goal of the match, an overwhelming drive from 35 metres. Also Read - FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico Makes History by Defeating Champion Germany in World Cup Opener -- IN PICS
Germany, who played a team whose most of the players are below 24, will meet Chile in Saturday’s final in St. Petersburg, having progressed despite resting players such as keeper Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos.
At the beginning of the second half, there was a controversy when Warner was pushed in the back as he broke into the penalty area but the referee waved play on without asking for a video replay.
Germany went ahead after six minutes when Benjamin Henrichs burst down the right and Goretzka swept his low pass into the net from the edge of the penalty area
It took one minute 49 seconds for Germany to double their lead as Werner slipped the ball through an open Mexico defense to Goretzka who clipped it over keeper Guillermo Ochoa.
(With agency inputs)