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Mexico continued to impress at the 2018 World Cup, winning its second game of the tournament on Saturday by beating South Korea 2-1. El Tri looked dominant at times and had a two-goal lead before a late goal from the Asian nation made the final score closer than the actual match was.
Carlos Vela scored in the first half on a penalty kick and Javier Hernandez doubled the score with a fine finish in the second half, as El Tri built off the win over Germany with another crucial victory that puts them a step closer to the round of 16.
A handball in the box resulted in the first goal 26 minutes in, with Vela finishing calmly from the spot:
Then on the counter 66 minutes in, the impressive Hirving Lozano found Hernandez open, and Chicharito did the rest, cutting in front of his defender and finishing for the 2-0 lead:
Son Heung-min of Tottenham got one back for South Korea in added time with a beautiful strike, but that was it:
Mexico will now have its eyes on Sweden and Germany. If Germany fails to win, Mexico locks up a spot in the round of 16.
South Korea will be eliminated if Sweden wins or draws.
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