The first major surprise in World Cup 2018 happened on Sunday as defending champion, Germany suffered a shock defeat from Mexico in their group opener fixture.
Keen on avenging their 4-1 defeat in Confederations Cup not long ago, El Tri immediately put on an intense an aggressive display straight from kick off, much to Der Panzer’s surprise.
The Concacaf side’s aggressive display simply troubling Joachim Low’s side, especially with Mexico’s fast counter attacking game which gave German defenders lots of running around.
El Tri’s swift counter game eventually led into the opening goal, which was netted by Hirving Lozano on 35 minutes, which lasted on until half time break.
Trailing by a goal, Joachim Low’s men tried to take more control of proceedings and push forward more vigorously in search for that equalizing goal.
However, combination of bad luck and lack of composure simply ruins Germany as none of their efforts in the final third resulted in a goal.
Frustration also starting to creep into Der Panzer players, making them losing some focus at times, which eventually resulting in more difficulties in getting things right in the final third.
Despite their relentless efforts, no more goals were scored in that match as Low’s men must accept a disappointing 1-0 defeat, in their opening fixture of World Cup 2018.