Hirving Lozano’s strike was enough to stun the world champions Germany in Moscow in the shock of the World Cup so far.

It was Mexico who started the quicker in the Luzhniki Stadium with an adventurous 4-4-2 formation, led by West Ham’s Chicarito.

The world champions were looking lethargic and were constantly caught out by swift counter attacks.

On the 34th minute, it was one too many for the Germans. Captain Andres Guardrado led the charge and found Hirving Lozano in space on the left, he easily glided past Mesut Ozil and beat Manuel Neuer at his near post.

Toni Kroos had his countries best attempt with a free kick which was well stopped by Guillermo Ochoa, a star from the 2014 World Cup.

The relentless assault came in the second half as Marco Reus and Mario Gomez came on but Juan Carlos Osorio had his team well marshalled.

The back four led by Hector Moreno were superb in keeping an array of attacking armoury quiet. Their first ever win over Germany brought tears at full time.

This incredible result puts Mexico top of Group F with Sweden and South Korea to play. It’s the first time the holders of a World Cup have lost their opening game since 1982, work to do for Joachim Low.

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