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Mexico into round of 16 of U17 World Cup with 2-1 win over Germany

Mexico punched their ticket to the round of 16 of the U-17 World Cup with a 2-1 win over favorites Germany on Saturday night.

It wasn't the best game from Mario Arteaga's side, but el Tricolor had enough to defeat the Europeans and top Group C.

It was not until the 57th minute that the game got the first goal. A shot from Pablo Lopez was deflected by the German defense and saw its way past the helpless goalkeeper to give Mexico the lead.

Mexico showed improvement on the pitch and got a second through defender Francisco Venegas. The Pachuca player got ahead of the German defense on a corner and headed home the 2-0 on 65 minutes.

However, the Germans reacted quickly and cut the distance to one a breakaway.

Germany finished the game attacking the Mexican goal but failed to capitalize as Mexico held on to win the group.

Mexico will now have to wait for the rest of the group stage to finish to know who their rival will be in the round of 16. Among teams El Tri could face are Chile, England, and Syria.