SIMMSA, the “seismic monitoring network" from the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research, is reporting that tremors were detected in Mexico City during the country’s World Cup match against Germany on Sunday. The event is being considered an “artificial earthquake” created after Hirving Lozano scored the lone, game-winning goal in the 35th minute. It is believed that “mass jumping’ led to the readings below.
The moment of jubilation in Mexico City was the result of pent-up frustration after the country’s club came close on a number of occasions prior to Lozano’s goal. From the opening whistle, Mexico came out swinging, showing that they weren’t phased by the defending champions. A turnover by Germany on their side of the pitch led to a quick counter, and thanks to a couple of perfect passes in transition, Lozano was able to dodge his defender, finding just enough time to fire off a shot past a diving Manuel Neuer.
Mexico has taken one huge step towards getting out of the group stage with this victory. Now, it's all about using that momentum to propel them forward as they look to realize their World Cup aspirations.