The Germans had more than 60 percent of possession against Mexico but were unable to make it count.
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Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio lulled the four-time tournament winners into a false sense of security, fielding only one out-and-out forward in Javier Hernandez and awarding their opponents possession of the ball.The Germans had more than 60 percent of it throughout the game but were unable make it count and break down a disciplined four-man defense, which at every opportunity fed Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela and Hernandez for counterattack after counterattack.Looking cumbersome and slow, Hummels and Boateng had little support as their holding midfielders Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos joined the attack, leaving the pair to battle against two or even three opponents at a time.
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