The goal wasn't a singular instance; Germany's midfield got passed over on multiple occasions, leaving Mexican attackers in space, with the ball at their feet.
The years after 2006 were a gesticulation period, waiting for their soccer upheaval to pay dividends. 2014 represented the pinnacle of their planning. This 2016 side was supposed to cement their dominance. World Cup 2018 will be about a legacy of players in their prime attempting to fully realize their potential.