FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico vs South Korea - As it happened

 Carlos Vela scored off a penalty to take Mexico to the lead while Javier Hernandez’s brilliant goal in the 66th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico vs South Korea - As it happened
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Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 to win their second consecutive match at the World cup.  Carlos Vela scored off a penalty to take Mexico to the lead while Javier Hernandez’s brilliant goal in the 66th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides. Son Heung-min managed to score a consolation goal in the stoppage time.

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Mexico 2-1 South Korea


Mexico 2-1 South Korea!

90+3 minute: GOAL!!! Son Heung-Min finally gets his due with 9th shot. 

90+1 minute: Free-kick to Mexico. Hector Herrera skies the ball away.  

5 minutes of Stoppage time!

87 minute: South Korea's Son Heung-Min attempts a shot from distance but clouds it away. Finishing has been a major concern for South Korea in this match. 

6 minutes to go!

84 minute: Substitution for South Korea. Hong Chul replaces Kim Min-Woo. 

80 minute: Yellow card!  South Korea's Jung Woo-Young gets a yellow card. 

75 minute: SAVED! South Korea nearly had their first goal, when Marquez lazily hit a back pass to his own goalkeeper allowing Son Heung-Min to race in but the Koreans messed it up.

72 minute: Yellow card! South Korea's Lee Seung-Woo gets booked. 

68 minute: Substitution for Mexico. Andres Guardado is replaced by Rafael Marquez. 

Mexico 2-0 South Korea

66 minute: GOAL!!! Javier Hernandez makes a brilliant run into the penalty box and cuts in from a Korean defender and beats the keeper to score Mexico's second goal. 

63 minute: Substitution for South Korea. Ju Se-Jong is replaced by Lee Seung-Woo. 

58 minute:  SAVED!! South Korean goalkeeper Cho Hyun-Woo makes a stunning save after Guardado fired a rocket. 

57 minute: Yellow card! South Korea's Kim Young-Gwon gets booked for a challenge on Hirving Lozano. 

54 minute: Free-kick to Mexico outside the penalty box. Andres Guardado hits the ball directly into the hands of the goalkeeper. 

50 minute: Mexico's Hirving Lozano attempts a shot from distance skies the ball away. 

Second-half is underway!

Mexico 1-0 South Korea


1 minute Stoppage time!

43 minute: Mexico's Hirving Lozano makes a great run into the Korean box but clouds it away. That was close!

39 minute: Son Heung-Min makes a brilliant run on the left flank but Mexican defender clears it away. Corner for South Korea. 

32 minute: South Korea's Lee Yong goes down after a challenge. Players take a breather. 

29 minute: Free-kick to South Korea at a promising position after Hwang Hee-Chan goes down. Poor delivery from Son Heung-Min as clouds the ball away from the target. 

Mexico 1-0 South Korea!

26 minute: GOAL!!  Carlos Vela calmly scores off the penalty. Mexico take the lead. 

24 minute: PENALTY! South Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo concedes a penalty after a handball. 

20 minute: Son Heung-Min misses it twice in the Mexican box. That was close! Corner for South Korea. 

19 minute: Free-kick to South Korea. Moon Seon-Min chips the ball into the middle but fails to find a teammate. 

17 minute: Korea try and create space in the final third but give the possession away. 

14 minute: Both teams try to settle-in as they hold the ball in the midfield.

12 minute: Fantastic block by Mexico's Hirving Lozano as he makes a timely save.

10 minute: Another free-kick to Mexico. South Korea need to be careful as they are giving away set-pieces early in the first half.

8 minute: Free-kick to Mexico at a dangerous position. Korean defender heads the ball away. Corner for Mexico. 

6 minute: Corner for Mexico. Resilient South Korean defence clear the ball to safety.

5 minute: Mexico are pressing hard but fail to get past the South Korean defence. 



Mexico XI- Guillermo Ochoa; Carlos Salcedo, Jesus Gallardo, Edson Álvarez, Hector Moreno; Andres Guardado (c), Miguel Layun, Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela, Hector Herrera; Javier Hernandez. 

South Korea XI-  Cho Hyun-Woo; Jang Hyun-Soo, Kim Young-Gwon, Lee Yong, Kim Min-Woo; Ju Se-Jong, Lee Jae-Sung, Moon Seon-Min, Ki Sung-Yeung; Son Heung-Min, Hwang Hee-Chan. 

The South Americans were impressive during their 1-0 win over defending champions Germany in their campaign opener where they put on one of the best team performances.

The Asian side, on the other hand, will be under pressure after going down 0-1 to Sweden on Monday and are facing the prospect of being eliminated at the group stage in a second consecutive World Cup.

South Korea full squad:

Goalkeepers - Jo Hyeon-Woo, Kim Jin-Hyeon, Kim Seung-Gyu

Defenders - Oh Ban-Suk, Park Joo-Ho, Chul Hong, Jang Hyun-Soo, Kim Min-Woo, Jung Seung-Hyun, Go Yo-Han, Lee Yong, Kim Young-Gwon, Yun Young-Sun

Midfielders - Koo Ja-Cheol, Lee Jae-Sung, Ju Se-Jong, Moon Seon-Min, Lee Seung-Woo, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jung Woo-Young

Forwards - Hwang Hee-Chan, Son Heung-Min, Kim Shin-Wook

Mexico full squad:

Goalkeepers - Jesus Corona, Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera

Defenders - Edson Alvarez, Hugo Ayala, Jesus Gallardo, Miguel Layun, Hector Moreno, Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcedo

Midfielders - Giovani Dos Santos, Jonathan Dos Santos, Marco Fabian, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Rafael Marquez

Forwards - Javier Aquino, Jesus Manuel Corona, Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano, Oribe Peralta, Carlos Vela