NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - Soccer fans shut down a stretch of road in National City following Mexico's second 2018 World Cup victory Saturday morning.
Highland Avenue, from Plaza Boulevard to 16th Street, was shut down as fans spilled into the street to celebrate Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 win over South Korea.
The score of fans forced MTS bus service to be rerouted to D Ave. around 11:20 a.m., according to police. The road re-opened by 12:10 p.m.
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Mexico's second win pushed the team into the lead for Group F standings, followed by Germany, Sweden, and South Korea. "El Tri," as they're referred to, opened their World Cup journey with a stunning victory over defending champion Germany.
Mexico will next face Sweden on June 27 at Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
City News Service contributed to this story.