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first_imgGermany were the clear favourites as they took on Mexico in their opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on Sunday. But the North Americans had other ideas as they pulled off a massive upset with a 1-0 win against the current world champions.The historic win was earned through Hirving Lozano’s goal. The 22-year-old scored in the 35th minute with a low shot past Manuel Neuer. The goal led to wild celebrations in the stadium and back home in Mexico.Such was the magnitude of the celebration in Mexico that it caused an “artificial” earthquake according to SIMMSA, the body that monitors and analyses seismic activity in the country.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGESIMMSA first tweeted that “#Earthquake is detected in Mexico City during the Goal of the selection in the World Cup.”Se detecta #sismo en la Ciudad de México durante el Gol de la selección en el mundial.SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018The organisation later added: “The earthquake detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during the goal of the Mexico team in the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the City detected it.”El #sismo detectado en la Ciudad de México se originó de manera artificial. Posiblemente por saltos masivos durante el Gol de la selección de #México en el mundial. Por lo menos dos sensores dentro de la Ciudad lo detectaron a las 11:32. pic.twitter.com/mACKesab3bSIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018Meanwhile, Lozano termed the victory as one of the biggest in Mexico’s history.advertisement”I don’t know if its the biggest [victory in Mexico’s history], but its one of the biggest for sure. Its great to start on the right foot, against the reigning world champions. Its a great result and shows our hard work, said Lozano after the match.”Its the best goal Ive scored in my entire life. We all dream of playing in a World Cup – and to start in such a positive and important way – I think its my best goal so far.”Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio dedicated the win to the fans.”I want to take advantage of this opportunity to dedicate this great result to all the Mexican fans that made the journey out here, to the people behind the scenes and generally who support us. We need to give all the credit where it is due, and that is with the players,” Osorio said.Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.France in 2002 and Spain in 2014 were the other defending champions to lose their opening matches.The Germans are bidding to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.last_img read more

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