Troubled Germany Look To Make A Statement Against Experienced Mexico

Germany coach Joachim Low lifts the 2014 World Cup

Germany are looking to become the first side since Brazil in 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups

Defending champions Germany crashed to the first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982 as Hirving Lozano's clinical finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory on Sunday.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 Germany team competed for possession against a Mexico side that routinely has more of it but the reigning world champions' problems didn't come when in possession.

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos was denied by the crossbar and with a curling shot as Joachim Loew's champions lost for only the second time in a World Cup opener, the other being 2-1 to Algeria in 1982.

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Javier Hernandez's superb one-two with Andres Guardado allowed him to spin away from Mats Hummels just inside the Germany half and feed Lozano down the left.

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was called up to five World Cups but played in only four of them, with Gianluca Pagliuca starting for the national side in 1998.

Joshua Kimmich tried his luck with an overhead kick, Julian Draxler saw a shot deflect over and substitute Marco Reus flashed a volley wide from a tight angle.

With 24 minutes played, Kimmich went into the book after catching Herrera with a high challenge before Layun fired over from 25 yards after yet another quick Mexico counter-attack.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Germany vs Mexico match will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2018.

2014 winners Germany take on Mexico, as they attempt to defend their crown in Russian Federation. El Tri completed a lovely counterattack, with Herrera sparking the counter in the center of the park and finding Chicharito. Despite the loss, you'd still expect them to advance with games against Sweden and South Korea coming up.

Germany were expected to beat Mexico today but were wasteful in front of goal.

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

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