Hirving Lozano - The Mexican thorn in Germany's defence

Hirving "Chucky" Lozano struck a wonderful goal to steer Mexico to a memorable 1-0 win over reigning world champion Germany on Sunday.

Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring against Germany on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Mexico scripted one of its most memorable wins on Sunday when it defeated reigning world champion Germany 1-0 in its group Group F encounter at the Luzhniki Stadium. And the man behind the spectacular win is one Hirving Lozano.

The 22-year-old, making his World Cup debut, struck an ingenious goal from what was a well-worked team move by the Mexicans. Lozano is nicknamed "Chucky" by his team-mates for his penchant for playing pranks on them. He is known to hide in cupboards or under beds waiting for his teammates to enter the room and scare the life out of them. Quite similarly, Chuck caught the mighty German team off guard.

Javier Hernandez won the ball near the half-line and darted towards the goal, getting past Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels on the way, and passed it to Lozano on the left.

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Showing nerves of steel, the PSV Eindhoven player steadied himself, cut inside Mesut Ozil, and unleashed a powerful strike past Manuel Neuer to send the crowd into raptures.

While this has to be Lozano's most important goal to date, the winger has been in the limelight for quite some time now. His first moment in the spotlight was when he struck an impressive eight goals to guide his childhood club, Pachuca, to the CONCACAF Champions League title in 2017. Lozano won the Golden Boot and was named as the Best Young Player of the tournament as well.

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Following a three-year stint at Pachuca, Lozano then joined Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on a six-year contract in June 2017. Lozano had a dream start as he scored on debut and went on to represent the side in the Europa League as well.

Lozano scored as many as 17 times to steer PSV to the Eredivisie title this season. Having tasted club success for two years in a row, this could be a fine chance for the youngster to lead his country to international glory.

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