Chicharito assists Mexico to famous World Cup win


Chicharito laid on the winning goal for Hirving Lozano as Mexico pulled off a famous victory over defending champions Germany in their FIFA World Cup opener on Sunday.

El Tri ensured Germany's defence got off to the worst possible start, with Chicharito to the fore of their bright, counter-attacking play.

An enterprising first half performance was rewarded ten minutes before the interval when Hammers striker Chicharito, playing at his third World Cup finals, played a perfectly-weighted through ball for Lozano to check back and fire past Manuel Neuer.

Germany upped the tempo in the second period, but Mexico remained a threat on the break and Chicharito might have had a penalty when he went down under pressure from Mats Hummels.

A spot kick was not forthcoming and Mexico had to defend stoically to hold out as Joachim Low's side piled the pressure on in the closing stages at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

They could not find a way through, however, leaving Mexico to celebrate one of their finest victories on this stage.

Mexico return to action on Saturday when they take on South Korea in their second Group F fixture in Rostov-on-Don.