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Germany Vs Mexico – Five Things To Be Noted As El Tri Stage a Huge Upset

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El Tri delivered the first major upset of FIFA World Cup 2018 as they defeated the defending champions by a goal, thanks to the brilliant effort by 22 year old Hirving Lonzano duirng Germany Vs Mexico match. Mexico also recorded a milestone in the second half at 74th minute as defender Rafael Marquez came on as a substitute to become the only 3rd player in football history to play in Five FIFA World Cups.

Although, Germany were the definite favourites for the match, a resolute defensive performance saw Mexico beat Germany 1-0 in their Group F Germany Vs Mexico match on Sunday. It is hard to recall a bigger outcome for Mexico which has hosted the cup twice but failed to advance past the quarter-final stages.

Here are the five major thoughts about the Germany Vs Mexico game.

German’s Flimsy Defense

The ease with which the Mexican forwards were able to get through the German defence seemed to be a big concern. The centre-backs Mat Hummels and Jerome Boateng looked solid at the start but the German defence was badly caught out when Mexico hit the gas. The scoreline could have been different and much better for the El Tri if they would have been more clinical in yesterday’s Germany Vs Mexico match.

Also, the midfield looked rather slow in dealing with the Mexico’s counter-attacking football. Germany needs to sort out their defensive issues and find the right balance between defence and attack to live up to their high expectations.

Leaving Sane Behind A Bad Decision?

German forwards were unable to stretch the Mexicans in their defensive third and Sane’s involvement would have provided that dynamism to the Die Manschafts as he is known to be very direct in his playing style and also very quick at feet.

The Manchester City winger hasn’t been much impressive in national colors but could have proved to be the key to break the Mexican defence in Germany Vs Mexico game.

El Tri Needs To Be More Clinical

Considering the number of times the Mexicans got behind the defensive line of Germany, the score-line should have been much different for the El Tri as they deserved to win with more than one goal.


If they want to break the quarter final hoodo, they should be more cold in front of the goal and should work on being more clinical. With sea of chances being provided by their midfield, the Mexicans should be more polished in front of the goal.

Great Going for “Chucky”

Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano was highly praised before the tournament and he showed exactly why against Germany yesterday. The 22 year-old winger was part of almost every counter-attack of El Tri and dribbled past the German players with great effect.

The PSV youngster looked very decisive when in possession and knew exactly when to go for goal during yesterday’s Germany Vs Mexico clash. Lonzano would definitely be one of the key players for Mexico this tournament.

Germany Lack Out-Field Leadership

After the retirement of Lahm and Schweinsteiger, the next generation has failed to provide the same type of qualities the former internationals had. The lack of leadership in the German team was evident during the Germany Vs Mexico game.

The likes of Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and Mats Hummels should have stepped up and guided new players like Plattenhardt and Werner who looked clueless at times on the pitch. Many analysts indicated that the lack of leadership would be the holder’s undoing this World Cup and this prediction might turn out to be true.

The win gives Mexico three points and puts them in a golden spot to move on, while Germany now can’t afford another slip up with South Korea and Sweden to come.

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Saish Mandavkar
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