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FIFA 2018: Mexico Defeats Defending Champions Germany 1-0 In Group Stage Encounter

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| June 18 , 2018 , 10:35 IST

Mexico won over the defending champions Germany 1-0 on Sunday in the FIFA World Cup Group F encounter. Hirving Lozano scored the winning strike in the first half of the game. This is Mexico's first win against Germany since 1985. 

n this match played at Luzhniki Stadium, Mexico made an unexpected start and got a corner in the second minute. German goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, who won the Golden Glove Award in the previous World Cup, did not allow the opposing team to take an early lead and the next minute Germany attacked.

Germany defender Kimich put a ball to the striker Timor Warner standing on the right end inside the box, but he could not put the ball in the goal.

Mexico got a free kick in the 9th minute but Miguel Layne could not give the team an early lead. Germany kept trying to put pressure on the opposing team by keeping the possession of the ball.

In the 35th minute of the match, Mexico's players managed to make an initial lead by penetrating the German defense. Mexico's star forward Javier Hernández passed the half-line to Hirvig Lozano, who scored from the distance of 12 yards beating the German defence.

 

In the second half, Germany made extensive efforts to score a goal. In the 65th minute defender, Jerome Bouangtang passed the ball on which Kimich got bicycle kick and but the ball went above the goal post.

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Germany made several efforts in the last few minutes of the game but the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa didn’t let them succeed

Germany will face Sweden on Saturday in their next group stage match. While Mexico will face South Korea in their next group encounter.