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Javier Hernandez caps a historic day for Mexico

Javier Hernandez scores his 50th goal with the Mexico National team and ties a World Cup record.

Korea Republic v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Javier Hernandez, the Mexico national team all-time leading goalscorer, made history on Saturday as he tied two goalscoring records with his goal against South Korea. With his goal, Chicharito tied Luis Hernandez as the top Mexican goalscorer in World Cup history with four goals. At the same time, he became the third Mexican to score in three different World Cups, joining Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Rafael Marquez. Hernandez scored his first ever goal against France in 2010, in the same game where Blanco became the first Mexican player to score in three different World Cups.

Another historic tidbit happened in the game versus South Korea. This was their second defeat to Mexico in World Cup history, which ties them with Belgium and Croatia with most defeats against Mexico in a World Cup. This is the second consecutive World Cup where this record is tied, as Mexico defeated Croatia in the 2014 World Cup to tie it with Belgium. Mexico is undefeated against all three sides in a World Cup with six victories in seven games, the only draw coming in 1998 against Belgium (curiously enough, it came after Mexico’s first victory against South Korea).