Mexico vs South Korea: 5 things we learned

Mexico all but secured their place in the Round of 16 when they triumphed over South Korea on Saturday and revealed a lot about themselves in doing so.

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South Korea’s World Cup is almost certainly over as they went down 2-1 to Mexico on Saturday afternoon. 

Carlos Vela’s penalty and Javier Hernandez’s finish were enough to see off South Korea as Son Heung-min grabbed a consolation goal for his country.

Mexico were not expected to finish top of this group before the World up as they faced the world champions and other in their draw. Nevertheless, they overcame the odds and now look set to claim first position in Group H.

Unless results go drastically in South Korea’s favour, they will face an early exit from Russia. It was not expected that they would even get a single point from their group, and it looks like the predictions may ring true, as they face Germany in their final match.

Here are five things we learned from the game:

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