Mexico Proves It's No Fluke at World Cup

24 June, 2018, 09:38 | Author: Anita Tucker
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The result ended 2-1, giving Mexico two wins from two and putting them in the driving seat for top spot in Group F, and leaving South Korea without a win in two games and their World Cup hopes all but over. Lozano probed the South Korean defense and laid the ball off to Hernandez, who became the first Mexican worldwide to score 50 goals for his country.

South Korean forward Son Heung-min scored a scintillating consolation goal in injury time but it was too little too late for the East Asian nation, which now can not qualify for the first knockout stage of the tournament.

A second victory on Saturday gives it six points and a chance to win Group F on Wednesday when the team faces Sweden.

They took the lead in Rostov-on-Don through Carlos Vela's penalty - the 14th of the tournament already - on 26 minutes after Jang Hyun-soo's handball.

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South Korea will be eliminated if Sweden wins or draws. Six of the penalties were awarded after video reviews.

Given the form the team has shown so far this year in Russian Federation, however, fans will no doubt be disappointed if Mexico doesn't at least make it through to an elusive fifth match for the first time since the World Cup was last held in Mexico in 1986.

Lozano fired high and wide of the South Korea crossbar early in the second period as Mexico continued to threaten, before Moon Seon-min had a strike blocked by Carlos Salcedo down the other end. Mexico relied on keeping possession and long-range shots, with a powerful attempt from Andreas Guardado forcing an athletic save from Jo in the second half.

This time, the roles were reversed as Hirving Lozano led the charge up the field before feeding a pass to Hernandez, who calmly skipped inside a defender before finishing into the back of the net.

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After the match - as is usual - passionate soccer fans spilled into the streets all over the country to celebrate the victory, including Mexico City where the capital's annual gay pride march is also being held today.

Mexico entered the match having lost just two of their last 18 World Cup group-stage matches, but having failed to win back-to-back games in the finals of the competition since 2002.

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