Boy oh boy! What a game. Actions cannot express how I feel after witnessing excellent soccer played by Mexico. Predictions and game analysists reports all said that Germany would have the lead advantage, and from a soccer standpoint that is true. Germany has all odds on their side when you compare stats and players. Not to forget that Germany is the defending champs after winning it all in Brazil in 2014. Mexico does not have the same caliber of players that Germany has but that did not stop us from catching that swift dub.
Germany has begun their World Cup run with a loss. THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, start with a loss against Mexico. Out of all countries, we are the first to give the Germans their first loss of the tournament. Do you know what this means? Mexico has not been able to beat Germany in an official World Cup game until this day. That is huge! Yeah, we didn’t outplay Germany but we had more clear chances and showed more heart in wanting this win. Right off the bat, you could tell we were out to go after it. Showing ambitious chances and targeting the German’s weak spots.
AND THE CROWD GOES WILD
Let me set the tone for this one.
Mexico has been playing exceptionally well, we had optimistic chances.
Germany attack in our attacking third
Germany loses possession
The ball gets played to Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez
Hernandez plays the ball to Chucky Lozano
Lozano absolutely shats on Ozil with a brilliant first touch that sends him home
Kroos tries to pick up Lozano but the poor defending by Ozil makes it too easy to not finish
Lozano takes another touch into space
Lozano composes himself with cold blood running through his 22-year-old-viens and BOOOOOOMMMMMM!
GOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CROWD GOES ABSOLUTELY WILD AF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So wild that it creates an Earthquake in Mexico City. Yes, a freaking earthquake. I was blown whenever I heard about this. Mexico City had a small artificial earthquake due to
“mass jumping” from the goal. Like how many jumping beans do you need to make an earthquake? My friend, you need a whole lot! The excitement and raveling fans whenever Lozano scores his merely fantastic goal is insane. My family went crazy. Drinks were spilled, body collisions occurred, Max, my dog, was frightened because there was so much movement and emotion happening all at once that he could not handle the hype. Literally, such a great feeling when he netted that key goal. From this moment on, Mexico as a country had high hopes on getting the dub in Russia. As Germany was our number one obstacle in the group stage and things were looking good.
KEEP THE LEAD
The rest of the game was crucial for Mexico to keep playing smart soccer. Germany at first was calm about the fact they were down. The typical mentality for the Germans. Germany has an intense win mentality that is insane. You cannot let your guard down as they will punish will like my pal O’Keefe likes to say “PUNISH THEM.”
The whole game Germany was pressing and I have to admit, we were parking the bus but you gotta do what you gotta do. German with many clear chances and times that I was jumping out of my seat and screaming “NO NO NO NO PLEASE DO NOT SCORE.” Germany was out possessing us in every aspect but whenever the fact of counter-attack came Germany looked like headless chickens not knowing what to do with my man Vela, Layun and Lozano’s 92 pace. Hummels and Boateng with their 60 pace could not compete and hold off this high pressure of attack from the Mexican side. A comment from my good friend Felix clearly showed that the German side was not playing their best.
Hummels needs a nap
You have the refs on your side
– Felix Kollmannthaler
There are many excuses you can say but the final minute was slowly arriving.
Layun had two clear chances in the last quarter of the game and I kid you not I wanted to rip the hairs out of my head because he was not finishing. Frustration and anticipation were building up. Germany was going all out full force to grab the equalizer and not let their supporters down as Mexico was on their way of making global headlines.
MARQUEZ REACHES MILESTONE
Rafa Marquez achieves a huge milestone when he gets subbed on for Andres Guardado in the 74th minute. The moment he stepped on the pitch he becomes only the third player in history to compete in five world cups. Captaining four out of five. My mom LOVES Rafa Marquez. She has been supporting him ever since he first played for the Mexico national team. She likes him for his good looks not so much for how he plays but she slowly began picking up soccer IQ and realized that he is also a really great player for Mexico. Respect goes out to that man.
THE FINAL WHISTLE
The whistle blows and tears of joy are expressed by the players. A nationwide celebration is rapidly occurring in Mexico and my family is jumping up and down screaming Spanish profanity like there is no tomorrow. I indeed was doing the same as I was extremely happy about the result and how we played as a team.
We did it
Mexico finally broke the curse and we beat the defending world champions. No one in this tournament can take that away from us.
Mexico wanted to change and change they got. Use Mexico as an example.
If you want to achieve something that everyone doubts and all adversity is against you
Shrub that off and go do it!
You can worry about the results later but the most important thing is that you do it and progress from that. It does not matter if you fail but the important thing is that you tried. Mexico failed many times when going against Germany but finally defeated them and boy does it feel good.
What are you doing today to make yourself better?