Germany vs Mexico, Live Scorecard, Goals and Latest Match Stats Updates Online

Germany vs Mexico, Live Scorecard, Goals and Latest Match Stats Updates Online

Germany vs Mexico, Live Scorecard, Goals and Latest Match Stats Updates Online

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.

The Germans are now left with an unexpectedly uphill task to qualify from Group F and will look to resurrect their challenge next Saturday when they take on Sweden in Sochi.

With the win, Mexico is now in charge of its own destiny; with another victory in its last two games, it could advance to the knockout stage as the group champion, avoiding a second-round matchup with Brazil.

"I think it's definitely the best goal I've ever scored in my life, we all dream of playing in the World Cup", said the 22-year-old PSV Eindhoven forward, who is nicknamed "Chucky".

"I am very satisfied, this is very important for the future of Mexican football.we will celebrate responsibly, recover well and plan for the next match", he said.

Javier Hernandez raced clear from the halfway line before picking out Lozano on the left.

Youngster Julian Brandt almost saved Loew's night after taking over from Werner in the final minutes when he blasted a shot past Ochoa's right post, and even goalkeeper Neuer came up for a corner in injury time.

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Germany, meanwhile, face an uphill task to become the first team to win back-to-back World Cups in 56 years. They and millions back home have one wish, a demand really: for Mexico to play that "quinto partido", the fifth game of a World Cup. By the final minutes, the tired Mexicans were playing more with their hearts than with their feet. "We have three matches and ample opportunities to correct this result". "Nobody guarantees you anything".

Some Twitter commentators and fans were quick to draw parallels between the Mexican team's long odds ahead of the Germany match and the big lead in surveys enjoyed by leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or AMLO.

This story was first published at 9:55 a.m.

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