Germany's preparations ahead of the World Cup were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in Moscow as they crashed to their first defeat in the opening game of a World Cup since 1982.
"We will dedicate our seventh goal to our wives, and the eighth to our dogs", a West Germany player had quipped before the match.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio dedicated the win to the fans. "Just imagine, we beat the world champions!"
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Petkovic kept his promise to frustrate Brazil, which was seeking redemption from its disastrous 2014 World Cup exit with a 7-1 semifinal defeat on home soil by Germany. Much was made ot the omission of Leroy Sane - calls that will grow louder now - and yet numerous issues that Germany faced stemmed from the personnel in their style of play.
Mexico is scheduled to train at its complex outside of Moscow on Monday morning in preparation for its match against Korea on June 23 in Rostov. El Tri bypassed the midfield at will, with Germany really missing the services of a number 6. The 22-year-old scored in the 35th minute with a low shot past Manuel Neuer. Sami Khedira was never at the races and Low must be questioned over his line-up with Leon Goretzka and Sebastian Rudy left kicking their heels on the bench.
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It wasn't Low's only call to backfire.
They played a high line against the pacy quartet of Javier Hernandez, Lozano, Carlos Vela and Miguel Layun.
The conventional wisdom in football is that despite the chaotic nature of the sport, despite all the shocks we have witnessed, you can always rely on Germany to go about their business in an efficient and ruthless manner. We had practised defending with four midfielders and three players up front and that is nearly how we got the second goal. Our team certainly has experience dealing with losses, and the next match will be decisive for us. In the second we knew well that Germany have an outstanding team. "It's not a situation we're used to at all". "We did our best today, and we have to continue on the same path".
Centre-back Hummels said Germany had ignored the warnings from their shaky 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in their final warm-up game. Germany struggled when out of possession, and Ozil was a non-entity when they didn't have the ball. That's why the first half looked the way it did.
"In the first half we played very badly", Loew said. We were not able to impose our usual way of playing, attacking, and there were lots of counter-attacks against us and we were very vulnerable. "In the second half we were better, Mexico got exhausted, but we did not score, although there were enough chances for at least one".
Their opponents didn't have to defend out of their skins to strangulate Germany, as the holders passed it around in the final third quite a bit without managing to play the killer pass even once. But right now it is clear that Germany are there for the taking, and the World Cup might be too. He responded by talking about remaining group games against South Korea and Sweden.