Mexicans celebrated their momentous World Cup win again Germany so hard they caused an earthquake, according to officials in the Central American country.
Hirving Lozano caused a small artificial earthquake when he scored a historic winning goal for Mexico against Germany in their first World Cup match at the showpiece tournament in Russia.
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According to the Instituto de Investigaciones Geologicas and Atmosfericas’ seismic monitoring network, a spike in activity was recorded after Lozano struck against the world champions.
“The #sismo detected in Mexico City originated artificially,” the organisation posted on social media.
“Possibly by massive jumps during the goal by Mexico in the World Cup.”
NEW: Agency that monitors earthquakes in Mexico said an “artificial quake” was registered in Mexico City, possibly caused by “massive jumps during the goal from the Mexico national soccer team.”
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The PSV winger scored his eighth international goal and was in no doubt about the importance of his impact against Germany.
“It’s great to start on the right foot, against the reigning world champions,” 22-year-old Lozano said.
“It’s a great result and shows our hard work.
“It’s the best goal I’ve scored in my entire life.
“We all dream of playing in a World Cup – and to start in such a positive and important way – I think it’s my best goal so far.
“It’s not about me, it was a collective effort. We played without fear and my team-mates were incredible.”
Germany coach Joachim Low lamented the opportunities his side squandered throughout the match.
“Everybody is really unhappy and crestfallen but we have to put this behind us,” Low said afterwards.
“Our team has experience of losses. We had a couple of shots, but it seemed jinxed and the ball did not go into the goal.
“In the first half we played very badly. 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 able to press more, but Mexico drew back and then carried the ball forward fast.”