U20WC: Cisneros goal lifts Mexico past Senegal, into quarterfinals

Ronaldo Cisneros (right) celebrates with teammate Uriel Antuna after scoring the winning goal for Mexico in a FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 match against Senegal on June 1, 2017, in Incheon, Korea Republic. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

INCHEON, Korea Republic – Eight minutes after entering as a late substitute, Ronaldo Cisneros scored and Mexico earned a 1-0 win over 10-man Senegal in a FIFA U-20 World Cup Round of 16 match on Thursday at Incheon Stadium.

The Mexicans will next meet England – a 2-1 winner over Costa Rica on Wednesday -- in the quarterfinals on June 5.

With Senegal reduced a player after Alioune Gueye’s ejection in the 71st minute, Mexico was able to capitalize with a minute remaining in normal time.

From the left goal line, Diego Aguilar – another substitute – sent a low cross in front of the Senegal net, where Cisneros was located to fire in with his right foot from two-yards out.

Cisneros was the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship’s top scorer with six goals.

Next up for Mexico: Monday, June 5 v England (Quarterfinals)