Seismologists said that they had detected an "artificial" rumbling, possibly caused by "widespread jumping" when the goal was scored. Mexico's only win in 11 games against them dates back to 1985. "You can't compare the two".
After three days of the favourites winning, Mexico pulled it out the bag and recorded one of the biggest wins in their history, beating Germany 1-0 in Moscow.
Should Germany change their midfield? Low is an old-school sentimentalist, and opted to start one of his trusted lieutenants from 2010 and '14 but the truth is that Khedira's time has come, and he should be put to pasture now.
Less than a year ago, Germany and Mexico met in Russian Federation.
It wasn't Low's only call to backfire.
Trying to fit so many individual superstars is a problem that has befallen France manager Didier Deschamps, but one would have assumed that Germany manager Jogi Low would have had his team figured out by now.
"It's pretty simple: we played like we did against Saudi Arabia, but this time it was against a better opponent", fumed the Bayern Munich player, who was booked for a foul in the dying stages. "We broke out in fast attacks, and we had numerous real chances to open the scoring before we actually did".
"With all due respect, I think that in the first half of the match we were the superior team".
"When it came to passing, we were a bit negligent, which is quite unfamiliar when I look at this team".
"Overall we had our chances but did not score. We played without fear and my team-mates were incredible".
Their intensity in possession increased, but they continued to leave the same gaps at the back. The North Americans had exploited the high line, and used their pace to get in behind the German backline and ambushed them, only for Neuer to bail them out.
As the reigning champion and perennial powerhouse, Germany must endure a different kind of pressure than Mexico.
"Germany have to return to what they were doing before". More movement, decisiveness and precision are badly needed, as well.
"We will make it", Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "In the second half we were better, Mexico got exhausted, but we did not score, although there were enough chances for at least one".