Germany maul Mexico 4-1 to reach Confederation Cup Final


Germany players celebrate their victory

Joachim Low’s exciting young Germany team overcame Mexico 4-1 on Thursday to set up a re-match with Chile in the Confederations Cup final.

An early two-minute brace from Bayern Munich target Leon Goretzka saw Germany take control of the semi-final in Sochi, where Mexico refused to give up but struggled to cope with the energy and quality of a side derided by many before the tournament as disrespectfully inexperienced.

Rather than find themselves out of their depth in Russia, Low’s raw squad have instead served to make a statement of the ominous depth of talent beyond the first-choice ranks of the world champions, typified by striker Timo Werner, who struck his team’s third goal shortly before the hour mark. Marco Fabian’s blistering late free-kick mattered little for Mexico, a fact hammered home when Amin Younes restored…

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