Hirving Lozano the hero as Mexico stun holders Germany

Hirving Lozano the hero as Mexico stun holders Germany

Germany coach Joachim Low admits his side paid the price for their poor first-half performance against Mexico.

PSV winger Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game when he broke down the left, cut inside past a weak challenge from Mesut Ozil and fired past Manuel Neuer at the near post. He came up with another clean stop on Kroos, who fired a left-footed rocket from 20-yards after Mexico had turned the ball over in its own third.

Despite losing to Germany 4-1 in last summer's Confederations Cup semifinals, Mexico played well in that match and seeks a result to build positive momemtnum as it goes in search of that elusive place in the quarterfinals.

Mexico probably would've been dreading the thought of facing Germany again.

The likes of Julian Draxler, Timo Werner and Joshua Kimmich are new faces, but there is still the same core.

Hirving Lozano opens the scoring with a tidy finish!

2014 winners Germany take on Mexico, as they attempt to defend their crown in Russian Federation. As for Mexico, Chicharito aka Javier Hernández leads the line for El Tri. Let the games begin!

However, Switzerland, who had looked toothless throughout the first half, got back on level terms five minutes into the second period when Zuber rose unmarked to head home a corner kick.

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Mexico started the game with the more attacking minded unit and didn't shy away from testing Germany's defence with threatening attacks. they found the victor through a superb counter-attack in the 56th minute and held on to the lead for the rest of the game. The 29-year old striker didn't exactly have the best season with West Ham in the Premier League. The four-time world champion was expected to be a solid contender for its fifth overall victory, but couldn't find a path to the win against the stalwart Mexican defense. Die Mannschaft breezed through World Cup qualifying, winning ten out of ten, scoring 43 and conceding just four, and lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup a year ago with a youthful squad, while Low recently penned a contract until 2020.

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