FIFA World Cup 2018 Mexico vs Korea Republic
Mexico beat Korea Republic by a clear 2-1 to record their successively back-to-back wins in their Group F fixture. Carlos
Vela’s penalty saw Mexico lead Korea Republic by 1-0 at the halftime. The penalty was very well taken. The LA Galaxy
forward calmly tucked in the penalty in the back of the net. Javier Hernandez scored the second goal for Mexico in the 66th minute and doubled the lead for them. A late stoppage time screamer by Korea Republic’s Son Heung-min in the stoppage time addition of 3 minutes to the original time to give them hope but it was too late by then. Man of the match can be declared none other than Carlos Vela.
Mexico was later denied a guaranteed place in the last 16 after Germany beat Sweden in injury time in Group F’s evening encounter, a result which also kept South Korea – now beaten in both their games – still in the competition although. Son’s pace continued to cause problems as his team-mates launched balls over the top, but goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was rarely tested and Lozano, dropping his shoulder to drift between red shirts, might become a cause of double lead for Mexico by the break.