Mexico are close in securing their place in the last 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018 following their slender 2-1 victory over Korea Republic this weekend.
Coming off an impressive win over defending champion, Germany, El Tri looked confident as they immediately took control of proceedings against their Asian counterpart.
The Concacaf side pushed forward vigorously since kick off and finally earned their rewards on 26 minutes when Carlos Vela scored from a spot kick, which was given after a hand ball by a Korea defender.
That goal triggered reaction from Taegeuk Warriors, as they knew another defeat means they will be out of the tournament.
However, Mexico were able to control the match well, despite conceding several dangerous counter attacks, which unfortunately couldn’t be finished by their opponent.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s side looking to secure all three points as they grabbed their second through Javier Hernandez who finished off an excellent counter attack, with Korean players leaving more space in the back as they chase the game.
The Asian representative did manage to pull one back in stoppage time when their star player, Son Heung Min curled a beautiful shot which comfortable beaten Guillermo Ochoa on Mexico’s goal.
Unfortunately, there was not enough time for Korea to get themselves back into the tie as Mexico expertly hold on into their slender victory.