Mexico pulled off a historic victory in Group F opening game against World Cup holders Germany in front of a massive and full Luzhniki Stadium. The World Cup holders looked ordinary than their usual selves as they were humbled 1-0.
22-year-old PSV winger Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game when he broke down the left, cut inside past a weak challenge from Mesut Ozil and fired past Manuel Neuer at the near post.
The 2014 champions, ranked No. 1 in the world, were exposed defensively and surprisingly beaten by Mexico 1-0 on Sunday, putting its hopes of advancement in doubt but coach Joachim Loew said. “There’s no reason to fall apart because you lose one game and that the team will make it through in the group that has Korea and Sweden that is ye to play until Monday.
The defeat is the first for a German team in a World Cup opener since 1982.