Mexico picked their second win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after edging out South Korea 2-1 in a Group F fixture at the Rostov Arena on Saturday.
The North Americans will seal a spot in the second round if world champions Germany fail to beat Sweden in the group’s second game later today.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s men were awarded a penalty in the 24th minute when Jang Hyun-Soo handled the ball inside the box.
Former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela calmly dispatched the ball past South Korea goalkeeper Cho Hyun-Woo.
Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez added the second goal for Mexico with a smart finish in the 66th minute to become the first Mexico player in history to score 50 international goals.
South Korea, who have now exited the competition following their second defeat, got a consolidation goal through Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-Min in third minute of added time.