Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Mexico Shocks Reigning World Cup Champs Germany 1-0

Mexico Shocks Reigning World Cup Champs Germany 1-0

It was impossible to ignore the magnitude of Mexico's 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, and it apparently caused waves all over the world. It was Hirving Lozano 35th-minute brilliance that was the difference of the Group F battle on Sunday (June 17).

Hirving Lozano caused a small artificial natural disaster when he scored a historic winning goal for Mexico against Germany in their first World Cup match at Russian Federation 2018.

With this stunning result, Mexico moves to the top of the Group F standings.

If Mexico can stay sharp and win the group, this could be the year they finally break through.

The latter hasn't had the bests of ends to his season since Mousa Dembele outshone him in the Champions League last-16 tie with Tottenham, and Khedira looked every bit his age in a slow and weak performance.

In contrast, the Mexican side consists of 18 of the 23 players who competed past year.

Mesut Ozil, who was has been under huge pressure in the build-up for the photo opportunity he and Ilkay Gundogan gave to Turkey's controversial president Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month, suddenly started to orchestrate affairs.

Besides Brazil and Germany, Argentina was held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland on Saturday and Spain and Portugal played to a 3-3 draw Friday.

The pair assured manager Joachim Low they were not trying to make a political point, but Gundogan was booed when he appeared as a substitute against Saudi Arabia.

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Undaunted by their opposition, Mexico adopted a thrilling, attack-minded approach, continually threatening the German defense. Joshua Kimmich and Hirving Lozano are probably the two most talented youngsters to watch out for at the 2018 FIFA World Cup .

The game opened up at a breathtaking pace, with both Germany and Mexico playing an open game, going on an all-out attack.

"It's very disappointing and very usual, in so many tournaments before we won the first game".

Timo Werner could have scored when he picked up a ball near the penalty spot, but his shot went straight to Ochoa.

Germany were quick to respond, with a 30-yard free-kick from Kroos greeting Guillermo Ochoa " s gloves before hitting the cross-bar in the 38th minute.

Loew has, like the Brazilians, transformed the team from 2014 to the extent that the man who scored the World Cup winning goal in Rio, Mario Goetze, is not in the squad. "The team has enough experience to deal with it and we will rise again".

After the break, the Germans improved, but despite the talent on display, they simply couldn't break down a superbly organised Juan Carlos Osorio side.

Osorio served a six-match ban immediately after the Confederations Cup as punishment for insulting the match officials following a 2-1 defeat to Portugal in the third-placed play-off - his second indiscretion of the tournament after a foul-mouthed rant during the fractious 2-1 win over New Zealand.

Osorio has been lauded for the way the Mexican side took the game to a Germany team that is considered one of the favorites to lift the World Cup and the Colombian believes the key was El Tri's wingers taking advantage of the space behind the full-backs.

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