As the 2018 edition of the World Cup continues, there has been a shocker as defending champions Germany were beaten by Mexico in their opening group F game played at the Luzhniki stadium.
Coming into Yesterday’s game, the North American team had only won only once and lost six times of the last 11 encounters between the two teams, the win coming as many thirty years ago.
However, the Mexicans put all this record aside and beat the defending champions, Germany in their opening game on Sunday evening.
Winger Hirving Lozano was set by former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in space with a through ball to struck a low shot past German keeper Manuel Neuer on the 35th minute mark to give Mexico a surprise win over the defending champions.
Angela Merkel’s boys put up a spirited fight pilling pressure on the Mexicans and created a number of chances but this yielded nothing as the North Americans stood their ground and the game ended one nil in their favour.
The loss means Joachim Löw’s team are the third consecutive reigning champions to lose their opening game the rest being Italy(2010) and Spain in 2014.
However, Spain in 2010 are the only team to lose their opening game and go on to win the World Cup.
The result now leaves Mexico on top of group F with three points whereas Germany are at the bottom of the table.
South Korea and Sweden, which are the other teams in the group are yet to play a game in the 2018 edition of the world’s most coveted football tournament in Russia.