Spirited Mexico shock holders Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Spirited Mexico shock holders Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Spirited Mexico shock holders Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa dives to make a save during their 2018 World Cup Group F match against Germany at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. They were last stunned by Algeria in 1982, when they had scripted their road to the finals from there on. It took Mexico 56 years to win a World Cup opener - their victory coming at the ninth attempt on home soil at Mexico 1986.

The Mexican media had talked up Lozano in the build-up and we saw why after about 30 seconds. This time. Because it was a sequence of events that would become as regular as the Moscow Metro: one every five minutes.

However, as Germany threw men forward, it left space at the other end and Miguel Layun twice went close with long-range efforts after leading counter-attacks, although both shots went off target.

Youngster Julian Brandt almost saved Loew's night after taking over from Werner in the final minutes when he blasted a shot past Ochoa's right post, and even goalkeeper Neuer came up for a corner in injury time.

Lozano took a pass from Javier Hernandez and got around Oezil and had a clear path to the net in the 35th minute.

Three minutes later, Lozano swung a boot at Kimmich after losing the ball to him 25 yards out, but Ochoa made a fine fingertip save to divert Kroos' strike onto the bar. Defenders should remember the name and the fact he does not use his left.

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But it was an omen of things to come. Whether Mexico can get past the round of 16, a progression they've reached in six straight World Cups, might be determined by how they play Germany on Sunday.

The Germany manager is said to be unhappy with his decision to meet with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Ozil also has more competition for places in the German team than in recent years.

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