Published: Sun, June 24, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

FIFA World Cup 2018, highlights, Rostov, Mexico beat South Korea

FIFA World Cup 2018, highlights, Rostov, Mexico beat South Korea

Mexico moved closer to qualifying for the last 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after beating South Korea 2-1 at the Rostov Arena in Russian Federation on Saturday.

Carlos Vela gave Mexico the lead with that penalty after Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo blocked Andres Guardado's cross with his arm inside the area, before the nation's all-time leading goalscorer Javier Hernandez doubled their lead in the second half with his 50th worldwide goal.

Mexico will advance to the last 16 for the seventh straight World Cup should Sweden beat Germany in Saturday's final game, which starts at 1 o'clock local time. Son Heung-min scored a fine curler in added time but it was too late.

Mexico will now have its eyes on Sweden and Germany.

Mexico showed their quality on the break again when Miguel Layun fired in a cross that Lozano very almost got on the end of, but they did not have to wait much longer to take the lead.

It's the 50th career global goal for Hernandez, known as "Chicharito".

Spain's plan is to top the group by racking up the goals
In the extra time, an own goal sealed their faith for the match as they started the tournament with a 1-0 loss. The match was more about performance than result, and as an Egyptian fan, I think I can take the result.

Juan Carlos Osorio's team dominated possession in the opening stages, and took the lead from the penalty spot on 26 minutes after Andres Guardado's cross into the box was clearly handled by a sliding Jang Hyun-soo.

Son then had three shots in the space of 10 seconds, but the Tottenham Hotspur attacker saw his first two efforts blocked before his third was deflected wide of the Mexico post for a corner, which saw Ki test Guillermo Ochoa with a header.

The Taeguk Warriors of South Korea enter the Mexico contest with a seven-game World Cup winless streak.

At the 66th minute Hirving Lozano, the hero in Mexico's win against Germany, dribbled half the length of the field with the ball at his feet, before dishing off to Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez who awkwardly volleyed the ball into a well defended net after switching to his "better foot".

Miguel Layun pressed for a second goal before the break but his shot from a low cross-field drive was tipped away by Jo Hyeon-woo.

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