Tears for Hernandez

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 18th June 2018

There were teaes for Javier Hernandez following his nation's World Cup opener against Germany in tears.

However they were to be tears of joy rather than sadness, as Hirving Lozano's 35th minute strike was enough to condemn the reigning World champions to an unexpected defeat at the Luzhniki Stadium.

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Hernandez, who played a key role in Lozano's winning goal was overcome with emotion at the end of a match that catapults the Mexicans into pole position after the first round of matches in Group F.

And having fought off the mighty German challenge, Hernandez was immediately eyeing a far greater prize. "We're taking it calmly. The objective is to get to the World Cup final," he told reporters after Mexico's shock win.

"I don't think it's an historic victory because it won't help us if we lose against Korea, against Sweden and we go home to Mexico. So, it's a step, a very important step, an energy boost and a boost in confidence.

"We've worked for three years against everything, so we're staying calm. It's the World Cup. Nobody comes here to just win the first game."

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Man-made quake

At precisely the same moment Lozano scored the only goal of the game, the local Institute for Geological and Atmospherical Investigations reported that instruments on seismographic equipment reported movement in and around Mexcio City.

The effect has been accredited to thosands, if not millions of Mexicans jumping up and down simultaneuously at the exact moment Lozano scored.

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