When the final whistle sounded in an improbable 1-0 win over the defending champions on Sunday night, oft-disparaged Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio turned to the crowd and pumped both arms in the air a half-dozen times. But during the 35th minute of the game, a attractive goal from Mexico's Hirving Lozano put the score at 1-0, Mexico.
"It's disappointing to lose the first match", said Low, who has lost just three games in three World Cups as Germany's coach.
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The defeat for Die Mannschaft is their first in eight opening games at the tournament, while El Tri remain unbeaten in their six opening fixtures. As an interesting fact, Germany has a marvelous average of 3.5 goals per match in their World Cup openers since last 36 years where they last defeated by Algeria. But two minutes after conceding the goal came Germany's best chance of the evening when Kimmich was brought down a few yards outside the box. Try as they might, the rest of the game Germany was unable to score.
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Afterward, even Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez conceded that the result might have been different had Salah been on the field. Though he quickly added he thinks Salah will be ready for Tuesday's crucial match against Russian Federation in St.
Mexico got its deserved lead in the 35th minute.
The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the victor on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germany for just the second time in history.
"The phrase today was to play for the love of winning, not for the fear of losing", Osorio said through a translator.
And when Rafael Marquez came on in the 74th minute he made history too, tying a record by playing in his fifth World Cup.
"It's pretty simple: we played like we did against Saudi Arabia, but this time it was against a better opponent", fumed the Bayern Munich player, who was booked for a foul in the dying stages. "We want to get to the final of the World Cup and we have to take it step by step". "We know it is going to be hard but we know that we can compete against any team".