Mexico Beats Germany In Huge Upset At The 2018 World Cup

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Match Highlights: What went wrong for Germany vs Mexico

"Mexico deserved the win", Hummels conceded.

Germany up until that point had launched a few attacks of their own, but had failed to capitalize, most noticeably when Timo Werner couldn't go past Mexico goalkeeper, the now-famous Guillermo Ochoa, when he could have passed to Julian Draxler, who was unmarked.

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Joshua Kimmich has been regularly hailed as the best right-back in the world over the past year for the way he bombs forward, creates chances and scores goals.

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In a titanic upset, Mexico secured a 1-0 victory over defending world champion Germany.

Finishing second in the group could well mean facing Brazil rather than Switzerland or Serbia in the next round.

The game started like a title fight, with both sides trading body blows in a manic first half. The only time the ball was in midfield was when it was passing through to either end, with the teams combined for 18 shots. Hernandez and Vela drive forward but the former overcooked his pass and allowed Kimmich to recover and clear the danger.

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Germany came on strong in the second half but could not breach the Mexican defence, with the legendary Rafael Marquez coming off the bench to do his part - he's now played in five World Cups.

Manuel Neuer has turned the sweeper keeper role into an art form behind a high back line, but Mexico was able to counter into so much space that you have to wonder if Jogi Low might want to dial things down a bit.

They were nearly punished in the last minute when second-half substitute Julian Brandt nearly stole a point for the European giants, but his thunderous volley shaved the left upright. However, the striker relishes playing for his county and is just two goals away from becoming their all-time leading scorer at a World Cup.

A general view inside the stadium during a Russia training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match against Saudia Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. "It's a situation we're not used to at all".

Germany didn't go quietly though, giving Low something to build on. He almost fluffed it but, in the end, he beat Neuer with a shot to his right to give Mexico the lead.

Analysts such as RTE's Didi Hamann had previously suggested that a relative lack of leadership could be Germany's undoing at these finals, and that looks as though it might turn out to be the case.

"We showed a lot of character, a lot of determination", midfielder Miguel Layun said.

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