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LAFC’s Carlos Vela scores in Mexico’s win over South Korea

El Tri follow up big win with another good win at World Cup.

Korea Republic v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
So serious here, but Vela helped Mexico stay all smiles after the match.
Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

How do you follow up a historic World Cup win? With another win, as Mexico demonstrated on Saturday, as they defeated South Korea 2-1 in Rostov-on-Don to sit on the cusp of advancing out of the group stage in the 2018 World Cup.

The first goal came courtesy of a familiar face, Los Angeles Football Club star Carlos Vela, who stepped up to take the penalty in the 26th minute after a clear handball in South Korea’s box. Vela made MLS-related history in the process:

It was Vela’s first goal at a World Cup.

In the second half, Chicharito scored his 50th goal for Mexico to put El Tri ahead 2-0, and that goal was pretty important in the end, as Heung-min Son unleashed a rocket deep in second-half stoppage time to give South Korea a consolation after two disappointing losses in this World Cup so far.

So Mexico are awaiting the final outcome of Germany-Sweden to know if they are guaranteed passage to the Round of 16, but at the very least they’re in the driver’s seat ahead of the third game, which will come against Sweden on Wednesday.

Congrats to Carlos, and keep up the good work!

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