Mexico shock Germany with stunning counter-attack goal

18 June 2018, 02:06 | Santos Harmon

Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrating with Jesus Gallardo after scoring their winner against

Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrating with Jesus Gallardo after scoring their winner against

"We are aware that we need to improve our game", 2014 World Cup victor Toni Kroos said this week.

"Mexico deserved to win and we made it too easy for them, even though we knew exactly how not to play against them".

Germany, meanwhile, face an uphill task to become the first team to win back-to-back World Cups in 56 years.

Fans on Twitter quickly laid into the attacking ace following his laboured display against the lively Mexicans, who went 1-0 ahead in the first-half through Hirving Lozano.

Germany coach Joachim Loew, meanwhile, criticised his side for playing badly in the first half.

Hirving Lozano's winning goal against Germany sparked wild celebrations in Mexico.

Rafael Márquez, a household name in Mexico, is to feature in his fifth World Cup for Mexico - a feat that has only been achieved by three others before him. "We need to see what caused this".

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Both players struggled to deal with the speed of Mexico's attack, while the rest of the Germany team did little to help their center-backs. Germany then dominated but when it broke through the Mexican defence, the shooting was poor.

Kimmich's charging runs far up the field can be a blessing and a curse for Germany.

With Mats Hummels drawn out of position, Mexico countered with two quick passes and Lozano had all the time in the world to set himself up for the shot.

That's right. It means Mexico celebrated its goal - well before the day's epic victory was sealed, no less - so hard that it created its own quake. They were well organized and mostly restricted Germany to shots from outside the box, which Guillermo Ochoa dealt with well.

Mexico could be facing punishment from Federation Internationale de Football Association after its fans chanted an anti-gay slur. There can be obstacles to overcome and in the next match we must be much better. As a result, Mexico are on top of Group F which also includes Sweden and South Korea, who play their first game tomorrow. 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.

Elsewhere Manuel Neuer continues his road to recovery after featuring in his first game for eight months against Austria earlier this month, and he makes the final cut for Germany, starting between the sticks in his 77th appearance for the national side.

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