¡CELEBRACION! Toronto World Cup fans celebrate Mexico's shutout victory over Germany

Oscar Cross
June 18, 2018

Mexico's FIFA World Cup goal that led its team to an upset win over Germany on Sunday triggered so much excitement that it may have caused what officials called an "artificial earthquake" in Mexico City. Being categorized as an artificial quake, the shake came after Hirving Lozano scored the game-winning goal in the 35th minute of the match.

The goal decided the match - a match Germany didn't expect to lose. While Germany has won the tournament four times, Mexico had never advanced past the quarterfinals before.

In defeat, Germany failed to score in an opening game at a World Cup for the first time since 1978, while Mexico extend their first-fixture unbeaten streak to six matches.

"I believe we have a relatively young team here". Both defenses were stout in the first half, with Costa Rica getting the better of the chances. It was an incredibly courageous performance by the Mexicans, in particular Miguel Herrera, who was a force in the midfield and the goal scorer, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano.

Germany were exposed again and again by Mexico's counter-attacking, and if they had been more accurate with their final pass then they would not have had to endure the tense finale as the holders threw everything forward.

But talk of a sixth World Cup title may be a little premature for the 57-year-old coach, whose team has outscored its opponents 47-5 over the last two years.

"In the first half we played very badly".

Another game and another disappointing result for one of the World Cup favourites. "We will make it to the next round".

As if to prove that point, Philippe Coutinho gave Brazil the lead with an absolutely exquisite goal in the 20th minute, collecting the ball on the left corner of the penalty area and whipping a flawless shot off the far post and into the net. The average age isn't too high, " Loew said.

Sweden will play against South Korea June 18.

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