Compete at Nuevo Estadio Corona - Torreon, Friday, July 8, 2011, the morning local time, Mexico was able to excel quickly in the third minute with a goal by Julio Enrique Gomez Gonzalez. Starting from a curved kick from the left side of Jorge Caballero successfully headed Julio Gomez.
Germany had other ideas, however. While Mexico back in search of another goal, they are immediately treated to a sense of trademark ruthless efficiency of Europeans'. A mistake by the captain Carlos Briseno allow Samed Yesil smart to get the ball in the attacking third and scored his sixth of Mexico 2011. His low rolling shot from distance slip past the wrong-footed Richard Sanchez and into the back of the net to gasp from the crowd by surprise.
Yesil almost lifted the second midway through the opening period when he dribbled past him and fired a low longer than 25 yards with his left foot. Effort slipped just wide of the post this time as the fans begin to chew their nails. Last best chance before the interval came the other end.
Both sides had chances to score before the interval. Jorge Bueno Espericueta and Marco are both rejected by Oddisseas Vlachodimos at one end and their German ace in the hole Yesil could only hit with a purpose in his hand. The Mexicans began to pile on the pressure early in the second half. Espericueta went close to putting Mexico back the lead after just five minutes, but the safe hands of goalkeeper German with a mouth full of denying the family name.
Short passes were the order of day for the hosts, but they can not find the final pass in the attack. Noah Korzowski almost their favor in the 58th minute when he knocked wide of the goal itself from the cross Gomez. It took seconds of Europe just to get right into the other end. The strong Emre could run past three defenders, blew a penalty and scored while sliding to put Germany into the lead 2-1.
Mexicans do all of them to drag themselves back into the game, and they leveler in the 76th minute. Espericueta in a corner-kick flew straight into the net as Gomez and German defender, collided at the goal line. Celebrations in the stadium were upset by the fact that Gomez should be stretchered from the field with a head injury. He walked back onto the field after changing his shirt and had his head wrapped and went on to win the contest. His stunning overhead kick will go down in legend and knowledge of Mexican soccer and U-17 World Cup both.
Mexicans are now turning to the final tournament at the Estadio Azteca on July 10, where they will meet Uruguay, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the other semifinal.
Video of the match Germany U17 vs Mexico U17 can be witnessed on Soccer video.
The composition of the Germany U17 vs. Mexico U17:
Germany U17: 1-Vlachodimos, 2-Weiser (17-Marvin Ducksch 88 '), 3-Roecker, 5-Perrey, 6-Yalcin, 8-Emre Can (18-Rani Khedira 74'), 9-Yesil, 10 - Aycicek (16-Sven Mende 64 '), 11-Aydin, 14-Ayhan, 15-Korzowski.
Mexico U17: 1-Richard Sanchez, Francisco Flores, 3-Carlos Guzman, 4-Antonio Briseno, 5-Jorge Caballero, 6-Kevin Escamilla (18-Jose Tostado 66 '), 7-Jorge Espericueta, 8-Julio Gomez, 9 -Carlos Fierro, 10-Arturo Gonzalez (17-Casillas Giovani 63 '), 11-Marco Bueno (20-Marcelo Garcia 66').