Russia 2018: Mexico stun defending champions, Germany

Hirving Lozano celebrate his goal against Germany [Photo: FIFA World Cup official Twitter account
Hirving Lozano celebrate his goal against Germany [Photo: FIFA World Cup official Twitter account]

Mexico have recorded one of the biggest upset so far at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

They beat the defending champions, Germany by a lone goal in their Group F tie at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

Hirving Lozano scored the solitary goal of the game in the 35th minute to give Mexico a dream start at the Mundial.

Although Germany came on strong after the break, Juan Carlos Osorio’s team held on to register a famous win to give themselves every chance of progressing from Group F.

With this defeat, Germany fail to score in an opening game at a World Cup for the first time since 1978, while Mexico extend their first-fixture unbeaten streak to six matches.

Aside from Brazil who successfully defended the World Cup in 1962 after winning in 1958, no other country has been able to defend their World Cup crown.

With this disappointing start by the Germans, it is yet to be seen if they can match Brazil’s long-held record.

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