2014 World champions Germany got shocking defeat from the hands of Mexico in Group F game of FIFA world cup 2018 in Sunday. Thanks to Hirving Lozano’s counter-attack goal at 35′ minute which gives Mexico unchanged lead of 1 – 0 against World championos Germany.
Hirving LOZANO named man of the match for the game Germany Vs Mexico
Hirving Lozano scores the winner after a swift counter-attack
Toni Kroos and Julian Brandt both hit Side post trying to score on a free kick and on a final minute long ranger.
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For the second successive tournament, the holders of the World Cup have suffered an opening game defeat – and though Mexico’s remarkable 1-0 victory here at the Luzhniki was not as emphatic as Spain’s 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands four years ago – it was no less astonishing a result.
The game started with high knot as the world champions Germany, favourites this time, will do a cake walk over Mexico. But the story was different in the field for both the teams. One rose above all expectations by adopting a courageous, ruthless and brilliant approach. The other failed to amount to the sum of its parts and fell far below its usual exacting standards.
The game deciding goals comes from a Germans attack, they lose the ball (foul?) and Mexico break at astonishing speed. It is slipped out to Lozano on the left. He cuts back inside and fired it home!. Everyone were wondering Where is German defence ? At that time German coach joachim Low would have been wishing if Philip Lahm was still playing.
“In the first half we played very badly. We were not able to impose our usual way of playing attacking and our passing. In the second half we were able to press match but Mexico also pulled back. We had a couple of shots on the goal but somehow it seemed jinxed, the ball didn’t go into the net. Of course everyone is unhappy and crestfallen. We have to look forwards, put this behind us. We have to win the next match, it goes without saying. We’re under pressure against Sweden.” – Joachim Low, Germany coach
An awkward touch around Mesut Ozil made it appear as though another chance might pass, but the finish came quickly, low past Manuel Neuer at the near post. Back in Mexico City, a small artificial earthquake was apparently recorded, “possibly due to mass jumping”.
The second half was a different story. Mexico, with something to protect, could not counter as freely. Germany, their pride hurt, went in desperate search of an equaliser. Kroos had come close with a free-kick before the interval, only for Guillermo Ochoa to palm it against the crossbar and Mexico’s goalkeeper would be only become busier.
Guillermo Ochoa was huge in goal for El Tri as well, making save after save to keep the mighty Germans out. Germany had 60 percent of the possession, 25 shots, nine on target, yet couldn’t crack El Tri’s defense.
“I want to take advantage of this opportunity to dedicate this great result to all the Mexican fans that made the journey out here, to the people behind the scenes and generally who support us. We need to give all the credit where it is due, and that is with the players.”
– Juan Carlos Osorio, Mexico coach
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- 35′ : GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL!!!!! Amazing counter-attack by Mexico! Vela to Hernandez, Hernandez to Lozano and Mexico are in front! We can’t say it’s totally undeserved either. It was Osorio’s plan to break quickly and it’s worked to perfection.
The win gives Mexico three points and puts them in a golden spot to move on, while Germany now can’t afford another slip up with South Korea and Sweden to come.
Germany will look to get their Russia 2018 back on track against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday. While neutrals would no doubt love a repeat of the famous 4-4 clash in Brazil 2014 qualifying, it would be a result which would severely hamper the champions’ hopes of progression.
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