Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – Germany vs Mexico – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – June 17, 2018 Mexico’s Hirving Lozano celebrates with Jesus Gallardo after scoring their first goal REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

2014 World cup champions Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16years to lose its opening game.

Psv Eindohven Forward Hirving lovano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, from a Javier Hernandez pass inside the penalty area.

“I don’t know if it’s the biggest victory in (Mexico’s) history, but one of the biggest for sure,” Lozano said. “It’s great to start on the right foot when you are playing the world champions.”

The Germans would be hoping to become the first team to retain the World Cup title since Brazil in 1962. They hadn’t lost an opening game since the then-West Germany succumbed 2-1 to Algeria in 1982, they would be hoping to put the disappointing defeat behind tem as they face sweeden on saturday in another Group F encounter