Mexico deserved to win, Germany deserved their defeat

Germany coach Joachim Low lifts the 2014 World Cup

When star player Hirving Lozano scored the victor, supporters shouted, "Yes, we did it!", Reuters reported.

Mexico goal scorer Hirving Lozano, whose strike caused a small tremor on the Richter scale in Mexico City, ostensibly from fans jumping in celebration, was named man of the match.

With Jogi Low's side seen by many as the favourites to leave Russian Federation with the trophy, the pressure is certainly on for the 2014 champions to complete that rarest of feats by retaining the famous cup.

Joachim Low has admitted that his Germany side weren't at the races after they slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.

West Ham poacher Javier Hernandez will lead the line, while Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela will provide support from either flank in a very quick forward line.

"He told us to keep playing like we were playing". "It's not a situation we're used to at all".

He said: "In the first half, we managed to play defensively with a great deal of intelligence and to hurt them on the counter". It took Mexico 56 years to win a World Cup opener - their victory coming at the ninth attempt on home soil at Mexico 1986.

Now, they face an almighty task to finish top of their group, which could even setup a last-16 tie with the Selecao.

Germany needs points from matches against Sweden on Saturday and South Korea on June 27 to avoid elimination.

"The team has experience dealing with losses".

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"We will not change our gameplan".

"We will dedicate our seventh goal to our wives, and the eighth to our dogs", a West Germany player had quipped before the match.

"We have 3 matches in the group phase and we have ample opportunities to correct this result". Commentators anxious that family tensions could distract the players from their goal of winning World Cup matches.

Joshua Kimmich was among the threats for the Germans, after almost scoring an acrobatic bicycle kick off of a low cross from Jerome Boateng.

Loew probably had said a lot to his team at half-time and it showed with Germany pushing hard against Mexico in the second half. A turnover by Germany on their side of the pitch led to a quick counter, and thanks to a couple of flawless passes in transition, Lozano was able to dodge his defender, finding just enough time to fire off a shot past a diving Manuel Neuer.

Late in the first half, Toni Kroos' free kick was tipped by Mexico keeper Guillermo Ochoa off the crossbar.

Twitterati couldn't stop making "wall" jokes after Mexico took down Germany in the opening match.

A frenetic finale saw substitute Julian Brandt smack the outside of the post with a thunderous effort from 20 yards. And we had a bad performance at the last World Cup, so we want to turn it around from then.

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio's bold approach - often leaving three attackers up the pitch even when defending set-pieces - paid off, as celebrating fans in Mexico City caused a minor natural disaster.

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