With sombreros on their heads and flags draped over their shoulders, Mexican and German fans were enjoying the sunshine, singing together but both hoping for a win for their own team.
They have been battering teams in World Cup openers for as long as any of the players on this pitch could remember.
Javier Hernandez raced clear from the halfway line before picking out Lozano on the left. Some German politicians and media questioned whether the players, who are of Turkish heritage, were sufficiently committed to Germany.
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Mexico's first test of the 2018 FIFA World Cup test might be its toughest. The 28-year old has been a key part in the success of Germany in the last five years, and his energy in midfield will be a crucial asset as the Germans look to get the better of a spirited Mexico team.
The Mexicans have also endured mixed results in the lead up to the tournament, having only won one of their three warm up matches.
Hosts Russia served up a goal fest on the opening night, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Spain and VAR made it's first appearance on Saturday.
Since then, the defender has been an ever-present for El Tri.
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Germany coach Joachim Loew did not mince his words, saying: "We played very badly". The two early goals from Germany did shape that game but Germany sat deep and nearly invited Mexico on, picking El Tri off with some ease on the counter.
As the full-time whistle edged closer, Mexico abandoned ambitions to counter and instead focused on keeping Germany out, but substitute Mario Gomez should have equalised for his side with two minutes left, instead heading over the bar from 10 yards out.
Mexico faced Germany past year in the FIFA Confederations Cup where they witnessed a 4-1 defeat in Sochi.
It may sound odd to suggest but was Germany too offensive early on against Mexico and too willing to play a high line?
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