Mexico fans trigger natural disaster with celebration after goal against Germany

Tonya Becker
June 18, 2018

Germany's media reacted with concern and worry to the World Cup holder's shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico on Sunday.

Well, not everyone is in doubt.

Germany coach Joachim Loew did not mince his words, saying: "We played very badly".

Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed it was "collecting the different match reports and potential evidence in regards to the matter, including the one from the anti-discrimination match observer who was present at the game as part of Fifa's anti-discrimination monitoring system".

After Sami Khedira lost possession, Javier Hernandez triggered a lightning counter before finding a charging Lozano, who cut inside a covering Ozil and lashed low inside Neuer's near post to spark deafening roars from the sizeable Mexico support. We all ran our hearts out.

"It's a great result and shows our hard work".

"It's disappointing to have lost the first match", he added.

But despite the loss - the first for a German team in a World Cup opener since 1982 - coach Joachim Low remains confident that his side will progress to the knockout stage in Russian Federation.

He played four matches in each World Cup as Mexico was eliminated in the round of 16 each time.

The 1-0 stunner, with Hirving Lozano scoring the winning goal, has given Mexicans hope that their team might win the tournament for the first time.

Mexico found themselves in similar situations, often on the desirable end of a 2-on-1 or a 3-on-2 positions but for the final pass to let them down.

"We need to focus on our strong points, which we haven't been able to do in our last couple of games".

"Sure, that match today was also important, but we've got a big squad and everyone's needed, and that's why it was agreed upon that way".

Mexico stunned defending champions Germany in their opening game at the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, upsetting the powerhouse team.

Germany, meanwhile, had 26 shots without causing Guillermo Ochoa too many problems, although the Mexico goalkeeper made nine saves in keeping a memorable clean sheet. "In the second half we were better, Mexico got exhausted, but we did not score, although there were enough chances for at least one". Germany then dominated but when it broke through the Mexican defense, the shooting was poor. "Loew must now change direction", said Die Welt. The goal led to wild celebrations in the stadium and back home in Mexico.

Following Mexico's unexpected win over Germany, one El Tri fan couldn't hold back his emotions and proposed to his now fiancé.

It was on another break that Hernandez came short and played a one-two with Carlos Vela, before playing the ball through to the marauding Lozano.

Germany vs. Mexico will kick off at 11 a.m. ET. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent.

Germany, who have never failed to reach the knockout stage at a World Cup, will now look to bounce back when they face Sweden in Sochi on Saturday ahead of their final group game with South Korea.

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