Mexico’s World Cup Goal Against Germany Causes Earthquake In Hometown
What other way to show that a goal means something to you.
When Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano raced into the German box, cutting Mesut Ozil, steadying himself before lashing a shot past Manuel Neuer, he was ecstatic and raced away in celebration and while the goal meant a lot to him, it certainly can’t have meant as much as it did to Mexican fans back home.
The Mexicans played quite well, scoring the goal which came from some ruthless counter-attacking football and then proceeding to hold back Germany, limiting them and making sure they did not come back into the game.
When the ball went in, Mexico literally erupted.
So much was the celebration that there was actually an earthquake in Mexico.
A statement released by SIMMSA, a monitoring and analytic network, read: “The earthquake detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumping during the national team’s goal at the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the City detected it at 11:32.”
El #sismo detectado en la Ciudad de México se originó de manera artificial. Posiblemente por saltos masivos durante el Gol de la selección de #México en el mundial. Por lo menos dos sensores dentro de la Ciudad lo detectaron a las 11:32. pic.twitter.com/mACKesab3b
— SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018
The Mexicans have put themselves in the best position possible and if they can put on similar performances against Sweden and South Korea, they could well win the group and position themselves for another Second Round outing in the world cup.