Mexico shock Germany with stunning counter-attack goal

Mexico shock Germany with stunning counter-attack goal

Hirving Lozano finished off a terrific team goal to seal a surprise victory over the defending champions in the first major shock at Russian Federation 2018.

Low went on to admit that his players looked "nervous" at times, but he maintains that he will not be scrapping his pre-tournament plans on the back of one result.

Then tonight Brazil take to the pitch for the first time in Russian Federation, and their opening game is always an event.

It rang out at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium in the 24th minute of Mexico's game against Germany with the game still goalless.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Germany vs Mexico match will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2018. "In the second half we knew full well that the reigning world champion, Germany, has an outstanding team". Hirving Lozano's first-half goal and some hard work on defense led to what may be the biggest win in Mexico soccer history and the first major upheaval of the 2018 World Cup. "We are aware that we need to improve our game", 2014 World Cup victor Toni Kroos said this week. That's why the first half looked the way it did.

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio named an attacking trio of the highly-rated Hirving Lozano, Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela.

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As such, many had expected Sunday's Group F opener to be a supremely one-sided affair, with Mexico expected to be mildly competitive at best.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said what is discussed on talk shows should not concern the players, adding: "We are here to play football". More reliance was on speed and movement on the counterattack. "We played with bravery when it was needed and also defended with all of our hearts".

Low's side had 26 shots, the most by a side without scoring in a World Cup match since 2006 (Portugal v England, 29 shots in a 0-0 draw). "We just lost the ball up front far too easily, and Mexico had always two or three people up front whom we failed to block efficiently".

Try as they might, the rest of the game Germany was unable to score.

Mexico missed several chances in the first 45 minutes and, while German substitutes Mario Gomez and Julian Brandt went close late on, they could not recover from their slow start.

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