Mexico 0-1 Germany – World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions GermanyJune 18, 2018
Mexico 0-1 Germany – World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany
Germany’s defence of the World Cup started with defeat as Mexico secured a pulsating 1-0 victory in Moscow on Sunday.Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico.Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler and Toni Kroos failed to ignite Germany in Moscow.
Hirving Lozano’s first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow, but the surprising result was not the only concern for Germany coach Joachim Low.
Germany: Neuer (6), Plattenhardt (6), Hummels (6), Boateng (6), Kimmich (7), Khedira (5), Draxler (6), Kroos (6), Ozil (5), Muller (6), Werner (5)
Subs: Reus (6), Gomez (6), Brandt (6)
Mexico: Ochoa (7), Ayala (6), Salcedo (8), Moreno (7), Gallardo (7), Layun (8), Herrera (7), Guardado (7), Vela (8), Hernandez (8), Lozano (8)
Subs: Alvarez (6), Jimenez (6), Marquez (6)
Man of the match: Hirving Lozano
Mexico play South Korea on Saturday in Rostov-on-Don (16:00 BST), while Germany take on Sweden in Sochi later the same day (19:00).