Mexico Upsets Germany With 1-0 Win in World Cup Opener

Mexico Upsets Germany With 1-0 Win in World Cup Opener

Mexico Upsets Germany With 1-0 Win in World Cup Opener

After Lozano's goal, Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa pulled off a spectacular save to keep the score level, palming Toni Kroos' shot onto the crossbar.

Germany created plenty of chances, with Joshua Kimmich, in particular, proving a threat down the right-hand side, but Mexico were full value for their lead at the break.

Carlos Salcedo almost diverted a teasing cross into his own net, while Timo Werner hit tamely at Ochoa when an unmarked Julian Draxler appeared the better option.

Moreno got a yellow card for timewasting as half-time approached, but Germany were suddenly looking ragged, with passes going astray as they tried to make headway around the Mexico area.

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The Central American side caught everyone by surprise with their fearless approach and quality on the ball, with rising star Hirving Lozano really catching the eye - he also scored the only goal of the game.

Draxler's shot was deflected wide by Salcedo and then Andres Guardado blasted high after Mexico had again stretched Germany on the counter.

Mexico attacked often in the first half, creating a chance that perhaps Lozano should have converted early on. The two teams are very familiar with one another. Let the games begin!

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Rafael Marquez, who will retire after the tournament, is set to become just the third player - after compatriot Antonio Carbajal and Germany's Lothar Matthaus - to feature at five World Cups.

When German center back Mats Hummels lost possession deep in the Mexican half, Javier Hernandez was released through the middle. The 29-year old striker didn't exactly have the best season with West Ham in the Premier League.

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