Mexico victory over Germany 1-0

Hirving Lozano and Jesus Gallardo rejoice after Lozano’s goal gave Mexico a 1-0 lead over Germany
Hirving Lozano and Jesus Gallardo rejoice after Lozano’s goal gave Mexico a 1-0 lead over Germany
Germany came out all guns blazing in the second half, in search of the equaliser, but failed to penetrate Mexican defence as they suffered a 0-1 defeat in their opening Group F match. Hirving Lozano's brilliant goal in the 35th minute gave Mexico a 1-0 lead at half-time break, and they defended the solitary goal till the end to register a memorable victory over the four-time champions.

Time to Time Update

  • 90' - Three minutes added as stoppage time

  • 90' - Guillermo Ochoa collected the ball comfortably from Jerome Boateng shot from distance

  • 89' - SAVE! Stunning strike from Julian Brandt but went out of the goal hitting the post

  • 86' - Substitution! Timo Werner is replaced by Julian Brandt for Germany

  • 85' - Yellow Card! Now Mats Hummels get the booking for foul against Edson Alvarez

  • 84' - SAVE! Toni Kroos with the shot from the top of the Mexican box, Guillermo Ochoa made a good save

  • 83' - Yellow Card! Thomas Mueller booked for a foul against Hector Herrera

  • 82' - Another good break from Mexicans and again Miguel Layun's shot from the right top of the German box went over the crossbar

  • 79' - Substitution! Defender Marvin Plattenhardt is replaced by Mario Gomez

  • 78' - Miguel Layun made a brilliant counter run, but his shot from the edge of the German box went just over the crossbar

  • 77' - Back-to-back corner for Germany as the champions look for the equaliser

  • 76' - Toni Kroos first-touch attempt from the top of Mexican box went just wide. Good cross in from Mesut Ozil

  • 73' - Substitution! Captain Andres Guardado is off and Rafael Marquez is in for his 145th cap for Mexico

  • 71' - Marco Reus volleyed it over the Mexican crossbar from the right flank. It was a tight angle. He could have done better but rushed with the shot

  • 70' - Javier Hernandez fell down inside the box and shouted for penalty with no avail

  • 68' - Over the Mexican crossbar again. Timo Werner shot it over from close range

  • 66' - Substitution! Goalscorer Hirving Lozano is replaced by Jimenez for Mexico

  • 64' - Joshua Kimmich's overhead shot went just over the Mexican crossbar

  • 60' - Substitution! Marco Reus came in for Germany and Sami Khedira is off

  • 58' - Substitution! Mexico made the first change. Carlos Vela is replaced by Edson Alvarez

  • 58' - OFFSIDE! Guillermo Ochoa made a brilliant diving save, but Thomas Mueller was already offside when he shoot the ball

  • 55' - Julian Draxler's shot was deflected away from the Mexican goal. German corner failed to create clear chance to goal

  • 53' - Joshua Kimmich shot it well over the crossbar from the top of the Mexican box

  • 48' - Marvin Plattenhardt shot it from distance, but it went straight to Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa

Second half begins...

HT - It's Germany 0-1 Mexico at the half-time break

Hirving Lozano's brilliant goal in the 35th minute gave Mexico a 1-0 lead over the defending champions at the half-time break. Mexico are giving Germany a tough time with their pacey counter-attacks.

  • 45' - Just a minute added as stoppage time

  • 45' - Carlos Vela's shot from top of the German box went just wide of the goal

  • 43' - Vela's final pass towards Lozano on the left was too pacey for the youngster. Another good counter-attack from the Mexicans

  • 38' - Free-kick for Germany from a dangerous position. Toni Kroos shot it towards the top corner of the goal, but Guillermo Ochoa made a brilliant flying save. The ball deflected from his palm and hit the crossbar. Mexico survived

  • 35' - GOAL! Mexico in the lead. Hirving Lozano scored from close range

  • Hernandez crossed it towards Lozano on the left, who cut inside and beat Ozil before hammering the ball low with his right foot.

  • 33' - Another Mexican attack from the left flank

  • 29' - Mexico looking dangerous from the left flank, with Carlos Vela providing the pace. Miguel Layun shot it straight to Neuer from 25 yards

  • 26' - Good counter-attack from the Mexicans, but the final touch disappointed the move. The move started from German free-kick on the Mexican half

  • 22' - Toni Kroos' left-footer from the top of the Mexican box was comfortably collected by Guillermo Ochoa

  • 22' - Germany lead the possession 60%-40% so far

  • 20' - Another Timo Werner attempt from close range went straight to Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa

  • 16' - Corner for Germany. Toni Kroos with the delivery, but the Julian Draxler shot, from outside the box, was easily saved by Guillermo Ochoa

  • 14' - Free-kick for Mexico. This time from the right top of the German box. Neuer made a decent save to deny Mexico, Hector Moreno with the diving header.

  • 10' - Hector Herrera's long-ranger, from 25 yards, was comfortably collected by Manuel Neuer. Good attacking start by the Mexicans

  • 9' - Free-kick for Mexico, few yards away from the German box. Miguel Layun's kick went well over the German crossbar

  • 7' - Corner for Germany. The champions took a short corner and the resultant final shot from Mats Hummels was weak and straight to Mexico goalkeeper

  • 3' - Timo Werner's shot from close range was wide of the Mexico goal

  • 2' - Corner for Mexico early in the match. Mexico won the corner after Jerome Boateng's timely block stopped Hirving Lozano's shot in front of the German goal

Here we go... KICK-OFF TIME

*Time for National Anthems*

TEAM NEWS

Mesut Ozil returned from injury to take his place in Germany's starting line-up for the defending champions' opening match of the World Cup against Mexico in Moscow on Sunday. Marvin Plattenhardt was handed a start at left-back in place of an ill Jonas Hector, while Manuel Neuer made his long-awaited competitive return after eight months on the sidelines with a broken foot.

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio named an attacking trio of the highly-rated Hirving Lozano, Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela. Rafael Marquez was named on the bench as the 39-year-old looks to become just the third player to appear at five editions of the World Cup.

Starting line-ups

Germany (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer (capt); Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Marvin Plattenhardt; Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos; Mesut Ozil, Thomas Mueller, Julian Draxler; Timo Werner

Coach: Joachim Loew (GER) 

Mexico (4-3-3): Guillermo Ochoa; Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo; Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado (capt), Miguel Layun; Hirving Lozano, Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela  
Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio (COL)

Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRI)

Courtesy: TOI
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Germany came out all guns blazing in the second half, in search of the equaliser, but failed to penetrate Mexican defence as they suffered a 0-1 defeat in their opening Group F match.

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