FIFA World Cup 2018: The great wall! Mexico stun Germany in Group F - See pics

Mexico showed a big heart in scripting a determined 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their first match of FIFA World Cup 2018.  

Jun 18, 2018, 08:15 AM IST

Mexico showed a big heart in scripting a determined 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their first match of FIFA World Cup 2018.

 

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Mexico created an upset of sorts by bringing down Germamy 1-0 in their opening Group F match of FIFA World Cup 2018.

 

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German fans came out in huge numbers to support the national team, perhaps confident that the star-studded side would kick-off its World Cup campaign on a high.

 

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Germany is one of the strong favourites to win the World Cup in Russia.

 

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A win on Sunday (June 17) was elusive as Mexican fans were awed by their team's gritty performance - one applauded much by supporters and critics alike.

 

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It was Hirving Lozano who scored in the 35th minute to put his team ahead - much to the cheer of Mexican fans and to the despair of the Germans.

 

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From here on, the Mexicans remained rock solid and despite as many as 26 shots by German strikers, none managed to hit the back of the net.

 

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A special word for Mexican goalie Guillermo Ochoa who managed to keep out everything that was fired at him - especially towards the closing stages of the game.

 

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In the end, the Mexicans withstood the German bliztkrieg to get off to a flying start in the World Cup.

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