Leon Goretzka scored two quick-fire early goals as Germany reached the Confederations Cup final by exploiting Mexico's defensive frailties.
Germany scored a brilliant second-half goal, then was gifted another by an anxious Swedish defender, to win the Olympic gold medal final 2-1 Friday evening at Maracanã Stadium.
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Taking advantage of Mexico’s defensive lapses, the young German squad struck early and will face Chile in the final on Sunday.