FIFA World Cup 2018 is turning out to be interesting with each and every match, with teams tying and then the underdog winning, there’s so much happening. However, almost nothing till now equates to yesterday’s match between Germany and Mexico. Germany was an obvious winner in this face-off even before the match begun, but what eventually happened was something that no one expected.
Mexico stunned the defending champions Germany with 1-0 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Hirving Lozano scored the goal in the 35th minute of the match and everyone got very excited about it, a little too much. The goal sparked wild celebrations back home that eventually turned into a mini artificial earthquake. Yes, you read that exactly like it was. Mexico fans jumped so hard in the excitement of the goal that they induced an artificial earthquake in the country.
While talking about his goal, Lozano said, ‘it was the goal of my life’ and it indeed got a reaction like one. When the news finally got out, even the fans couldn’t believe in themselves and what they actually did. Here’s how they reacted to the news.
A small artificial earthquake detected in Mexico City “possibly due to mass jumping” when Mexico scored against Germany https://t.co/9arKFZHORU
— Kirk Semple (@KirkSemple) June 17, 2018
An artificial earthquake was detected in Mexico City at 10:32 am, exactly after the country’s soccer tean scored its first goal vs Germany 🇩🇪 at the World Cup.
We all jumped THAT hard 😂 https://t.co/RENHvcMmSt
— Daniela Dib (@dandiba) June 17, 2018
Lozano's goal caused a mini-earthquake in Mexico City. https://t.co/wMccn7m0w5
— Daniel Edwards 💚 (@DanEdwardsGoal) June 17, 2018
We fucking love football.
— Le Pipé (@pipoperalta) June 17, 2018
This is incredible to believe Mexico's victory over the defending champion Germany. it was great start from Mexican football players.
— Ahmed Shawan (@aweblogger) June 17, 2018
Yes it was!! People jumping everywhere! 😂🤣🤸♂️🤸♀️🎈🎉🎊
— Zariá Irala (@ZariaIrala) June 17, 2018
Now we are not completely sure if it indeed was the thing or not and whether it was an actual artificial earthquake or a natural one, but it indeed felt like an earth-quaking win.
As for the match, it was the second time in a row and the third time in five editions that the holding champions of the World Cup were stunned in their opening match of the tournament, with Spain losing their first game to the Netherlands 5-1 in 2014. So you never know what might actually happen at the end of it all.
Coming back to Mexico and their win, Mexico now moves to the top of Group F standings. The other two teams in the pool – Sweden and South Korea – face off in the first match of the day on Monday, to be held at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.