Joachim Loew started eight of the nine 2014 World Cup winners in his squad, with Mesut Ozil returning from a knee injury and Manuel Neuer back in goal following his lengthy absence for the Group F clash.
Osorio also made a quick reference to an incident before the World Cup when a magazine published photos of a number of players enjoying a late night party. It is the national stadium of Russian Federation and will also host the final. He outpaced Jerome Boateng and with a less than flawless pass found Lozano, who controlled the ball, cut inside Mesut Ozil, held off a charging Toni Kroos and slotted past Manuel Neuer. Boateng found Bayern Munich team-mate Kimmich with a cross from the right and the right-back attempted an acrobatic overhead-kick that went agonisingly over the bar. Reus also hammered a volley over from a narrow-angle before a frenetic finale saw Julian Brandt, just on for Werner, smack the outside of the post with a thunderous effort from 20 yards. The opening was a sign of things to come for Mexico. The Arsenal playmaker was neat on the ball, as ever, but he was frequently pushed off the ball, getting dispossessed three times in a frantic opening half, before Mexico retreated and sought to defend their lead.
There was a hint of controversy about Steven Zuber's header from a corner to level, as he appeared to push defender Miranda in the back - but the Swiss took their slice of luck and kept goalkeeper Yann Sommer relatively untroubled as they held on for a memorable point. "We can not rely just on our quality". Let the games begin!
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Low's side had 26 shots, the most by a side without scoring in a World Cup match since 2006 (Portugal v England, 29 shots in a 0-0 draw). Even though Germany outshot Mexico 25-12, had 61 percent possession and completed 519 passes to Mexico's 224, El Tri was the most unsafe team for much of the night.
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El Tri's form wasn't impressive heading into the World Cup, but they erased a lot of doubt on Sunday. "It's great to start on the right foot when you are playing the reigning world champions".