Vela penalty gives Mexico 1-0 halftime lead

Vela penalty gives Mexico 1-0 halftime lead

Mexico's Carlos Vela scores their first goal from the penalty spot. World Cup - Group F - South Korea vs Mexico - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 23, 2018 REUTERS

Carlos Vela converted a penalty in the 26th minute to give Mexico a 1-0 halftime lead over South Korea in their World Cup Group F game on Saturday.

Vela sent goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way after a cross hit the outstretched arm of Jang Hyun-soo at close range.