"It's great to start on the right foot when you're playing against the world champions".
The 2018 World Cup has quite literally sent shockwaves around the globe - that's if Mexico's government are to be believed.
The 2014 champions begin their title defense on Sunday morning as Germany enter the 2018 World Cup as heavy favorites to move deep in the tournament once again. They qualified from the group stage but exited after a 3-2 loss to Austria in the next phase.
Germany had looked vulnerable at the back throughout the half and had several narrow escapes as Mexico poured bodies forward, but they came close to equalising when a Toni Kroos free kick was touched on to the bar by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Germany showed numerous fault lines that had been there for all to see in recent games, and Mexico had obviously been doing their homework as they exploited them again and again and should have scored more goals.
Green-clad fans, many with oversized sombreros as big as their hopes, filled the streets outside St. Basil's Cathedral, packed the Metro and made the long walk into Luzhniki Stadium. The 22-year-old scored in the 35th minute with a low shot past Manuel Neuer.
Another criticism for Germany's game tonight was their inability to make quick decisions when on the attack, as Ozil, Kroos, Khedira and others focused too much on holding onto the ball rather than timing their passes well, which either resulted in their attacks being thwarted or Mexico catching them off-guard on the counter.
Mexico pulled back into a more defensive formation midway through the second half as key players exhausted and had to withstand heavy pressure from Germany. The Germans were being dominated in midfield and every time the ball broke in the centre, the Mexicans swarmed in numbers. A star-studded German line-up, coached by their World Cup-winning manager Joachim Low, were taken aback by Mexico's pace right from the starting whistle, and failed to match their rivals on the pitch.
Kimmich's charging runs far up the field can be a blessing and a curse for Germany.
Hirving Lozano's shot hits the back of the net in Mexico's 1-0 upset of World Cup champions Germany.
Lozano reveled in the space left for him on Mexico's left flank and was a constant threat on the counterattack.
It means Mexico celebrated its goal so hard that it created its own natural disaster.
Germany nearly hit back four minutes later when Toni Kroos tried his luck from a 22-yard free-kick, but his effort was tipped onto the post by the Mexican keeper.
The outstanding Hirving Lozano smashed the victor in the 35th minute at the Luzhniki Stadium, leaving Manuel Neuer clutching at air on his return to the German goal after a 9-month injury absence.