Germany marched into an enticing Confederations Cup decider against Chile thanks to a 4-1 semi-final win over Mexico on Thursday, as Die Mannschaft hogged the social media spotlight.
Joachim Low's young side appeared to be in a relaxed mood heading into the last-four encounter in Sochi and that proved to be the case at Fisht Stadium, where Leon Goretzka's brace and goals from Timo Werner and Amin Younes did the damage.
The fallout from Chile's penalty shoot-out triumph over Portugal was in the spotlight early on, though.
And it remains to be seen what Pep Guardiola has planned for Claudio Bravo, who was unconvincing at club level in 2016-17, but Manchester City are, for now at least, throwing their full support behind his attempt to lift the Confederations Cup following his heroics against Portugal.
to winning the Copa América Centenario last year with ... Can he/they win the ? June 29, 2017
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, who struck La Roja's first from the spot in Kazan, is likely to prove crucial to Chile's hopes of winning the decider.
Orgulloso de ser parte de este equipo!!! y de ser chileno carajo!!! vamos por más!!! June 29, 2017
Julian Draxler was up bright and early ahead of Germany's last-four clash with Mexico
And Andre Schurrle, not a part of this squad but with them in spirit, was also in a confident mood as kick-off approached in Sochi.
Grüße aus Frankreich!! Drücke dem DFB-Team (Die Mannschaft) die Daumen für das Halbfinalspiel gegen #Mexiko!! Ihr...
For retired Germany great Lothar Matthaus, the fixture evoked images of his glittering career on the biggest stage of all.
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Another player watching from afar was Mats Hummels, who spotted his doppelganger in the form of Mexico defender Oswaldo Alanis.
Sneaked me in the game with a mexican shirt on ()So 12 players against 10 in favor of germany. Expecting the final thenJune 29, 2017
And they sure do look alike!
¡Este es el mejor momento!June 29, 2017
It was Germany who duly came out on top at Fisht Stadium, Antonio Rudiger and Shkodran Mustafi leading the celebrations on social media.
Wir sind im Finale! Starke Teamleistung! // We are in the final! Strong team performance! 4:1 June 29, 2017
Next stop: St. Petersburg! FINAL! June 29, 2017
Bayern Munich were happy with the outcome, because they are now guaranteed to have a Confederations Cup winner among their ranks come pre-season training.
Whatever happens, an player will lift the on Sunday!May the best man win June 29, 2017
The last word of the day has to go to a man who has ducked out of Portugal's third-place play-off against Mexico. To be fair, Cristiano Ronaldo has a pretty good excuse.
So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life June 29, 2017
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