FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexicans rejoice, Germans despair

German fans came prepared for a win. Mexicans hoped for a fight. In the end, the role reversed on the football pitch.  

Jun 18, 2018, 08:22 AM IST

German fans came prepared for a win. Mexicans hoped for a fight. In the end, the role reversed on the football pitch.

 

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German fans came out in huge numbers to cheer their team for its opening match of FIFA World Cup 2018. They left dejected as the defending champions lost 0-1 to Mexico.

 

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The Mexican fans had a lot to cheer for as their side showed superb fighting spirit to keep the German strikers out. 

 

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Once Hirving Lozano scored in the 35th minute, the Mexicans put up a defensive show par excellence to contain the Germans.

 

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The Germans kept praying for at least an equaliser but 26 shots - with nine on target - failed to put their team on level footing.

 

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In the end, Mexico walked away with three full points and bragging rights.

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