Mexico - World Cup - 17 June 2018

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Lozano's movement, touch and finishing caught the eye.

Sunday's first game sees the 2014 World Cup's most surprising team Costa Rica take on Serbia in Samara. They hadn't lost an opening game since the then-West Germany succumbed 2-1 to Algeria in 1982. Leon Goretzka scored twice in the first eight minutes on the way to a 4-1 win in Sochi. After that, talk of a quarterfinal is valid given what we saw on Sunday. Spotting Lozano from a distance, he laid the ball forward. This time. Because it was a sequence of events that would become as regular as the Moscow Metro: one every five minutes. Germany will definitely need to work on different attacking styles and combinations other than the plan they executed today if they are to defend their crown.

"He's the one that they look to to thread the passes to (Thomas) Muller, to (Timo) Werner".

"I don't know if it's the biggest win in (Mexico's) history but doubtless it is one of the biggest for sure", Lozano said.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Hirving Lozano came up with a script that defied all expectations and logic.

Hernandez finds him and he's got a chance on the edge of the area.

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It was, however, to be their day, with a stunning 1-0 success getting them off to the best possible start at Russian Federation 2018. Defenders should remember the name and the fact he does not use his left.

Guillermo Ochoa was huge in goal for El Tri as well, making save after save to keep the mighty Germans out.

But it was an omen of things to come.

Mexico faced Germany previous year in the FIFA Confederations Cup where they witnessed a 4-1 defeat in Sochi.

According to ESPN, Low had been unhappy regarding Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which sparked a huge divide in Germany, though Ozil makes the cut, while Gundogan has had to settle for a place on the bench. Lozano cut inside, steadied himself and fired in what turned out to be the victor at Manuel Neuer's near post. Fast start from Mexico. Julian Brandt, another late substitute, flashed a shot inches away in the 89th minute.

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