Fans of the Mexico’s national football team celebrated in the streets Sunday following a 1-0 match win over defending champions Germany in the first round of play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F.
The National City Police Department shut down Highland Avenue, between Plaza Boulevard and 16th Street, for safety reasons as fans turned out.
According to reports, bus service was interrupted and local businesses were impacted by the reveling.
Sunday’s match played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow marked the first time Germany lost in an opening game of the tournament since 1982, when West Germany were upset by Algeria.
El Tri winger Hirving Lozano delivered the 34th-minute goal for Mexico.
The win marked a rebuke of sorts for the team, which suffered a 2010 loss to Spain in the 2010 World Cup semi-final.
🇲🇽 Top scorer for Mexico in the qualifying stages 👞
🇳🇱 Top scorer for PSV in 2017-18 League 👞
🇲🇽 Scores against the defending champions Germany on his World Cup debut ⚽
🇲🇽 Causes earthquake in Mexico City. 🔥
He’s only 22 years old. 😳 pic.twitter.com/utLaE8NMSG
— FlFA World Cup (@WorIdCupFC) June 17, 2018
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