Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea

Donald Trump Jr. holds his daughter Chloe and son Donald Trump III as they walk off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in April 2017

Donald Trump Jr. holds his daughter Chloe and son Donald Trump III as they walk off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in April 2017

In their last ever meeting Mexico thrashed the South Koreans 4-0 in friendly played between the teams in 2014 while the last ever competitive match between them in the 2001 Confederations Cup ended with a 2-1 victory to the Asian side. "Needless to say, this is a crucial game for us now".

Marco Reus equalized in the 48th minute, meeting a low cross from Timo Werner, and despite having Jerome Boateng sent off in the 82nd minute, Germany kept going and Kroos earned them a famous win. South Korea is ranked 57th.

Saturday was no different, except their route to victory in a key World Cup group game at Russian Federation 2018 was anything but simple for the four-time world champions.

Mexico which now has six points in its basket, hasn't exited a World Cup in the group stage since 1978.

Hernandez, also known as "Chicharito", netted his 50th career goal for Mexico in the 66th, with Hirving Lozano setting him up on a breakaway.

Scoring against Germany and assisting Hernandez against South Korea, Lozano because the first Mexican player since 1998 (Ricardo Pelaez) to score or assist in his first two World Cup games.

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Of his own preparations, Shin said: "It's for me to find the weak spot in the team, we've been doing that for several months and I can't disclose it to you".

Mexico, which upset defending champion Germany in its opening match, took the lead when Vela converted from the penalty spot in the 26th minute. "We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool and calm".

Chicharito, who set up Hirving Lozano to score the victor in the opening game, says the hard work starts now for Mexico when they face Korea Republic and Sweden in their final two matches.

The celebrations among the Mexican players after the game felt nearly subdued, nothing like the joyful catharsis after the team's victory over Germany. "We could have played a better game if those players were with us".

"I think we have a very [united] group of professionals with Andres, our captain, to my right". Mexican fans may not fear this South Korea team, but they won't have peace of mind until Mexico's name is written in ink at the top of the group. Postgame fines from FIFA for use of the slur have essentially become an everyday part of the Mexican federation's match-day expenditures.

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