FIFA Confederations Cup
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht, Sochi, Russia
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FT: The result means that Germany book their place in the FIFA Confederations Cup Final, where they will face Chile, while Mexico will face Portugal in the third-place play-off.
FT: The North and Central American Champions created some good chances and went close when Jiménez cut-inside to fire an effort at-goal that Ter Stegen saved well before substitute Fabián fired an effort into the side-netting. Layún then forced Ter Stegen into a fine save at his near-post before Jiménez rattled the bar with a fine header that had Ter Stegen well-beaten. Substitute Márquez was then denied when his header from a corner was palmed away by Ter Stegen before Fabián fired home an unstoppable strike following a freekick. Hernández then went close when his deflected strike drifted inches wide before a Jiménez header was saved well by Ter Stegen.
FT: The World Champions created some good chances and went close when Werner dragged a strike just wide after a nudge from Moreno, having being sent through on-goal before Draxler tested Ochoa with a freekick. Werner then tapped home to make it three after Hector squared the ball after a fine through-ball from Draxler before Draxler then cut-inside to test Ochoa. Substitute Younes then added a late fourth after combining with fellow substitute Can.
FT: So Germany defeat Mexico to progress into the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Final.
90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+2′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Jiménez with a header that Ter Stegen does well to save.
90’+1′ Close!! Lozano finds Hernández, whose deflected effort flies just wide of the far-post.
90’+1′ Goal!! Can finds Younes, who fires home across Ochoa to seal the victory.
90′ There will be three additional minutes.
89′ Goal!! The freekick is teed up for Fabián, who fires the freekick home into the top-corner with an unstoppable strike from-range.
86′ Márquez heads the delivery over the bar.
86′ Ginter concedes a corner.
84′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Márquez with a header that Ter Stegen does well to instinctively palm away.
83′ The corner is cleared before Layún wins another corner.
81′ Rüdiger concedes a corner.
81′ Final Germany change sees Draxler replaced by Amin Younes.
80′ Herrera fires an effort over the bar from-range.
77′ Second Germany change sees Stindl replaced by Julian Brandt.
75′ So close!! Lozano pulls the ball back to Jiménez, whose header rattles the bar with Ter Stegen well-beaten.
74′ Close!! Draxler cuts-inside to fire an effort at-goal that Ochoa saves well.
71′ Can is booked for a late challenge on Márquez.
69′ The delivery causes havoc before Ginter clears the danger.
69′ Chance!! Layún fires an effort at-goal that Ter Stegen palms behind.
66′ First Germany change sees Goretzka replaced by Emre Can.
66′ Final Mexico change sees J. Dos Santos replaced by Rafael Márquez.
65′ Fabián fires an effort wide from-range.
62′ Chance!! Hernández’s pass falls to Fabián, who fires an effort into the side-netting from a tight-angle.
61′ Second Mexico change sees G. Dos Santos replaced by Marco Fabián.
59′ Rudy fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.
59′ Goal!! Draxler sends Hector through on-goal and he squares the ball to Werner, who taps home into the unguarded net.
56′ Alanís is penalised for a foul on Stindl.
55′ Close!! Draxler’s freekick produces a comfortable save from Ochoa.
54′ Jiménez is booked for a cynical foul on Goretzka.
52′ Chance!! Werner is played through on-goal and has just Ochoa to beat but he drags his effort wide from a tight-angle after a slight nudge from Moreno.
50′ Chance!! Hernández finds Jiménez, who cuts-inside before firing an effort at-goal that Ter Stegen saves well.
49′ The delivery is flicked-on by Jiménez before ricocheting off Hernández and
48′ Draxler concedes a corner.
47′ Layún wins a freekick.
45′ Mexico get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval Hirving Lozano replaces Aquino.
HT: So will Germany hold onto their lead or will Mexico come back in this match? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Germany have a commanding two-goal lead but know that it won’t be enough and will need at least another goal to put the tie to bed. They will have to be more clinical in front of goal given that Mexico will be eager to find the net themselves but also have to ensure that they remain solid at the back to prevent any hope of a Mexico come-back. Mexico have got into a number of great positions but spurned good chances in front of goal. Should they find the next goal, a come-back may be on the cards, but they will have to be more clinical, especially given the fact that Germany will be eager to make them rue their missed opportunities. Mexico know that they cannot concede another goal as it could bring an end to the contest. The Mexican defence has been poor thus farand cost them two-goals
HT: Mexico created some good chances and went close when Alanís tested Ter Stegen from-range before G. Dos Santos was denied by a smothering-save by Ter Stegen, who then produced a straightforward save to deny an ambitious diving-header from J. Dos Santos. Hernández then saw his lobbed effort clear the bar after he was played through on goal by G. Dos Santos before a Herrera freekick was tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen.
HT: Germany created some good chances and found the lead with their first meaningful attack when Goretzka swept home first-time from-range before he fired home a quick-fire second goal after he was sent through on-goal by Werner. Werner was then denied by Ochoa after another fine pass from Henrichs before
HT: So Germany lead at the break.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
44′ Aquino is penalised for a foul on Werner.
43′ Draxler is penalised for a foul on Herrera.
40′ The corner is cleared.
40′ The delivery is cleared before a G. Dos Santos cross is deflected behind for another corner.
39′ Ginter concedes a corner.
39′ The delivery is cleared.
38′ Close!! Herrera’s freekick is tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen.
37′ G. Dos Santos wins a freekick after a foul from Rudy.
34′ Chance!! Hernández manages to latch onto a pass from G. Dos Santos before seeing his lobbed effort just clear the bar past an on-rushing Ter Stegen, who did well to put him off.
34′ Henrichs fires an effort wide.
32′ Chance!! Hernández plays G. Dos Santos through on-goal but his effort from a tight-angle is smothered away by Ter Stegen before a Hernández cross is ambitiously met with a diving-header by J. Dos Santos and produces a comfortable save for the Barcelona goalkeeper.
31′ G. Dos Santos dispossesses Draxler but he fires harmlessly wide from-range.
30′ Hernández is caught offside.
24′ The corner is cleared.
23′ Henrichs concedes a corner.
23′ Moreno wins a freekick.
18′ The delivery is headed over the bar by Kimmich.
18′ Chance!! Henrichs plays Werner through on-goal and he has just Ochoa to beat but the keeper smothers the effort behind.
17′ The corner is cleared before Rüdiger is penalised for a foul.
16′ Aquino concedes a corner.
12′ J. Dos Santos is penalised for a foul on Stindl.
12′ Alanís is penalised for a foul on Werner.
11′ Close!! Alanís fires an effort from-range that Ter Stegen saves well.
10′ The delivery is cleared.
9′ Hector concedes a corner.
8′ Goal!! Werner plays Goretzka through on-goal and he fires the ball home across Ochoa.
6′ Goal!! Henrichs finds Goretzka, who curls home first-time from-range.
4′ J. Dos Santos is penalised for a foul on Stindl.
2′ Aquino wins a freekick after a foul from Stindl.
1′ Hernández wins a freekick after a foul from Goretzka.
0′ Germany get the game underway.
Germany: Marc-André Ter Stegen (GK), Antonio Rüdiger, Matthias Ginter, Joshua Kimmich, Jonas Hector, Leon Goretzka, Sebastian Rudy, Benjamin Henrichs, Julian Draxler, Lars Stindl, Timo Werner
Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa (GK), Oswaldo Alanís, Héctor Moreno, Néstor Araujo, Miguel Layún, Giovani Dos Santos, Héctor Herrera, Jonathan Dos Santos, Javier Aquino, Javier Hernández, Raúl Jiménez