Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Mexicans jubilant over World Cup win trigger quake sensors

Mexicans jubilant over World Cup win trigger quake sensors

Lozano caused a small artificial natural disaster when he scored a historic winning goal for Mexico against Germany in their first World Cup match at Russian Federation 2018.

It noted at least two sensors detected the quake inside Mexico City at 11.32am local time.

Germany had won their opening World Cup game at each of the previous seven editions, with their only prior loss in 18 appearances a 2-1 reverse against Algeria at the 1982 finals.

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. "We are now under pressure, we have to get six points from the next games", he said.


Hirving Lozanoto grabbed the victor in the 35th minute with Germany in disarray moments after a failed attack with Mexico hitting them on the break.

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

Willian heads into World Cup in Russian Federation having scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists for Chelsea last season, helping the Blues to the FA Cup.

"It's an unfamiliar situation", he said, while insisting the team "has enough experience to not go under with one defeat".


Mexico supporters outnumbered Germany fans at the Luzhniki Stadium and made nearly all of the noise, roaring their team forward.

The tie was decided by an emphatic strike from PSV Eindhoven's Hirving Lozano, who finished off a swift counter-attack with a cool finish midway through the first-half.

With key players tiring in the second half, Mexico pulled back and substituted both Lozano and Carlos Vela.

The moment arrived after several close calls ahead of Lozano's goal.


Their next game is against South Korea on Saturday 23 June, and then against Sweden on Wednesday 27 June.

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