Mexico 0-1 Germany – World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

June 18, 2018 0 By footballeague

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.

 

Player ratings
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

What next?
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).