MEXICO CITY. – Thousands of jubilant Mexico supporters partied in the streets of the capital on Sunday after their team’s shock 1-0 victory over World Cup soccer holders Germany – singing, dancing, blaring car horns and cheering El Tri.
The earth literally moved in quake-prone Mexico City when Hirving “Chucky” Lozano smashed home the game-winning goal in the 35th minute at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium – a football “earthquake of joy.”
Seismologists said that they had detected an “artificial” rumbling, possibly caused by “widespread jumping” when the goal was scored.
Fans crammed into the Zocalo, the city’s main square, to celebrate.
“What happened today was an earthquake of joy for us – just imagine, we beat the world champions!” said Laura Villegas, a 45-year-old merchant who downed her beer with tequila in one gulp.
“What happened hey, what happened hey, to the Germany that was going to beat us today?” the crowd chanted.
President Enrique Pena Nieto joined the party, saying on Twitter: “Confirmed: Mexico competes and wins against the best in the world, Congratulations to @miseleccionmx! Great match!” Victory rallies erupted in other major cities such as Guadalajara, Toluca, Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.