Buoyed by their last-gasp 2-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday, the Germans needed the three points for their qualification hopes to be secure, however, a much-changed side from Saturday failed to break down the South Korean resistance, while the Swedes, courtesy of an emphatic 3-0 victory over Mexico, progressed at the champions' cost. Mexico has been to the round of 16 for seven straight World Cups.
Plastic beer cups rained down, before Mexico defender Edson Alvarez compounded a miserable evening with a 74th-minute own goal when he miskicked past Ochoa.
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Guillermo Ochoa doesn't need a slide rule or a calculator to figure out the complicated scenarios facing Mexico as it tries to win its group and advance to the second stage of the World Cup.
Some of the Mexican fans applauded Sweden afterwards, admission that Andersson's men had taught their side a lesson, albeit one that Osorio has little time for.
If Germany and Sweden's margin of victory is two or more goals, that would send Mexico home. After South Korea's first goal, they let up a loud cheer and tossed drinks in the air as their chances of advancing improved.
The Serbs almost scored in the 61st when Brazil goalkeeper Alisson pushed the ball into the path of forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, whose shot bounced off the keeper and was bound for goal before being cleared by Silva.
For Granqvist it was his second goal from the spot in the tournament, after he also scored on a penalty kick against South Korea.
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"I know that if we win, we continue", he said.
As with numerous earlier miscues, Alvarez was trying to clear a cross in the box.
Each team had several near misses in the first half. Mexico's Lozano Hirving was about a foot outside the left post on his strike from about 20 yards away.
After watching replays on the pitchside monitor, the official decided the action was not deliberate - to the frustration of the raging Sweden manager Janne Andersson - and from the resulting corner Ochoa made a point-blank save to turn Marcus Berg's volley over the bar.
Their substitute Iago Aspas then flicked the ball into the net in the dying seconds and saw that the flag was up for offside - but the goal was subsequently given following a VAR review. Mexico just need a draw to qualify but will be desperate for a moral boosting third win on the bounce.
Knowing this situation, however unlikely it is, exists, Mexico could decide to play a more defensive unit to ensure their place in the knockout rounds. The Swedes stayed crisp in their exchanges on offense and it helped them find seams in El Tri's defense. In case of a draw or a loss, their chances will depend on whether South Korea manage to beat Germany in the other Group F match.