Javier Hernandez created another Mexican shockwave with his 50th international goal as El Tri ensured their famous victory against Germany wasn’t a one-off.
It had been reported that celebrations in Mexico City were so intense after last week’s victory against the world champions, they triggered seismic tremors.
And when Hernandez expertly scored Mexico’s second goal midway through the second half yesterday, the Rostov Arena was transformed into a deafening version of the Azteca Stadium by thousands of his jubilant countryman.
Hernandez underlined he is still a world-class fox-in-the-box at the age of 30 by cutting inside before tucking away the chance with his second touch.
Hernandez is his country’s record goalscorer and has previously netted in World Cup tournaments of 2010 and 2014, his milestone strike taking him into an elite group of world strikers that includes former Manchester United team-mates Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. But this was arguably the most important strike for his country.