Mexico upset defending champs Germany 1-0

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The first true shock of Russian Federation 2018 took place in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium as Hirving Lozano's first half strike was enough to earn Mexico an underdog win against one of the World Cup favorites, and Twitter has reacted in kind.

Hirving Lozano, who scored the victor as Mexico stunned world Champions Germany in their opening match on Sunday, termed the victory as one of the biggest in Mexico's history.

As Lozano scored, Mexico's fans went wild, in Russian Federation and around the world.

Germany had won every one of their previous tournament openers at European Championships and World Cups since Joachim Low took over as coach in 2006.

Die Mannschaft improved in the second half and applied pressure on Mexico, but the Central Americans held out at the Luzhniki Stadium to condemn Germany to their first World Cup opening-day loss since 1982.

But despite the loss - the first for a German team in a World Cup opener since 1982 - coach Joachim Low remains confident that his side will progress to the knockout stage in Russian Federation. "We did our best today and we have to keep on the same path".

Fans on Twitter quickly laid into the attacking ace following his laboured display against the lively Mexicans, who went 1-0 ahead in the first-half through Hirving Lozano. In the second we knew full well that Germany have an outstanding team.

Osorio beefed up his defences to hang on, pulling off Lozano and then, with a quarter of an hour left, sending in 39-year-old Rafael Marquez at the back to become the third man ever to play in five World Cups. "With all respect, I think in the first half of the match that we were the superior team".

He said: "We weren't able to impose our usual way of playing, our attacking and passing was not effective".

Another win against either Sweden or South Korea will likely be enough for El Tri to reach the round of 16. Chicharito played Hirving Lozano into the box on the left channel, and the PSV winger looked to have a clear close-range look until Jerome Boateng came up with a well-timed slide tackle to block the chance. "We need to give all the credit where it is due, and that is with the players". "We want to get to the final of the World Cup and we have to take it step by step". We now must win two games, otherwise that is that with the World Cup.

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