Watch: Giovani dos Santos golazo puts Mexico ahead of Netherlands
Mexico entered the World Cup facing long odds, but a long shot from Giovani dos Santos had El Tri on the cusp of the quarterfinals.
A few minutes into the second half, dos Santos unleashed a stunning shot from about 25 yards to put Mexico ahead of the favored Netherlands 1-0. Dos Santos, who had two goals denied by wrong offside calls in Mexico's opener against Cameroon, took down a lofted ball with his chest and then struck a left-footed shot across his body that tucked inside the post.
Mexico was minutes away from punching its quarterfinal ticket, but Wesley Sneijder's vicious follow-up shot, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's stoppage-time penalty thwarted El Tri's dreams.
Nevertheless, watch dos Santos' fantastic strike below:
And of course, it emitted this reaction from Mexico manager Miguel Herrera: