To say Miguel Herrera is elated about Mexico’s advancement in the World Cup is an understatement.

The former player and current manager of Mexico’s national football team reacted with unadulterated joy after his athletes scored two goals in a span of three minutes on Monday, catapulting them ahead with a 2-0 lead over Croatia in the second half.

So how does Herrera celebrate a late two goal lead? By tackling Mexican defender Paul Aguilar to the ground, and by catching an ecstatic (and airborne) goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in an epic bear hug.

Seven minutes later, Mexico scored again.

Croatia's Ivan Perisic managed to slide in an 87th-minute consolation goal past Ochoa, but it was too late. Mexico went on to win the match 3-1.

It was a do-or-die game for the two teams, who were competing for second place in Group A in order to advance to the knockout round of 16.

“We overcame the first hurdle. We’re happy,” said Herrera. “We're going to celebrate tonight but tomorrow we have to start thinking of our match with the Netherlands.”

Herrera also took to Twitter to announce the win with not one, but 40 exclamation marks. Yes, 40.

The tweet roughly translates to “Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happier days are yet to come.”

Mexico is scheduled to face the Netherlands on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.

Here’s a fantastic slow-motion replay of Herrera's wild embrace:

With files from The Canadian Press

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  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Ante Rebic of Croatia receives a red card during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Ante Rebic of Croatia walks off the pitch after receiving a red card during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Javier Hernandez of Mexico scores his team's third goal past goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa of Croatia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring the 0-3 during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's forward Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring his team's third goal during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Andres Guardado celebrates scoring his team's second goal during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Andres Guardado of Mexico shoots and scores his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Rafael Marquez celebrates after scoring during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Rafael Marquez (2nd R) heads the ball to score during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa fails to save Mexico's first goal of the match, headed in by Mexico's defender and captain Rafael Marquez (not seen), during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Rafael Marquez (R) heads the ball to score during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (L) and Mexico's defender Francisco Rodriguez vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's forward Ivica Olic (R) and Mexico's defender Paul Aguilar vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Dejan Lovren of Croatia and Giovani dos Santos of Mexico compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren (L) and Mexico's forward Giovani Dos Santos vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Head coach Miguel Herrera of Mexico gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's forward Oribe Peralta (R) misses an attempt at Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa's goal during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Rafael Marquez (L) and Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's forward Oribe Peralta (R) misses an attempt at Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa's goal during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's midfielder Hector Herrera (L) and Croatia's defender Danijel Pranjic vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's midfielder Hector Herrera (L) and Croatia's defender Danijel Pranjic vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera (R) reacts during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Head coach Miguel Herrera of Mexico gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's midfielder Sammir reacts after an unsucessful attempt at goal during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Andres Guardado (L) and Croatia's defender Darijo Srna vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's midfielder Ivan Perisic (R) and Mexico's defender Miguel Layun vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's defender Danijel Pranjic plays the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's forward Oribe Peralta (R) clashes with Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa (C) and Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren (R) vie for the ball with Mexico's defender Hector Moreno (L) during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's forward Oribe Peralta (R) misses an attempt at Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa's goal during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Andres Guardado of Mexico and Darijo Srna of Croatia compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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    Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov (R) shows the yellow card to Mexico's defender Rafael Marquez (2nd R) during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Andres Guardado (L) and Croatia's midfielder Ivan Perisic in action during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Hector Moreno (L) vies for the ball with Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Ivan Rakitic of Croatia and Jose Juan Vazquez of Mexico compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's midfielder Ivan Perisic falls on the pitch during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic and Mexico's defender Francisco Rodriguez vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka (R) and Mexico's forward Oribe Peralta vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Referee Ravshan Irmatov of Uzbekistan (back C) shows the yelloow card to Croatia's midfielder Ivan Rakitic (L) after a tackle on Mexico's midfielder Jose Vazquez (background, behind referee) during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov (L) discusses with Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (C) getting medical treatment after injury during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's defender Rafael Marquez and Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa talk during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (R) vies for the ball with Mexico's midfielder Jose Vazquez (L) and Mexico's defender Francisco Rodriguez (C) and during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Croatia v Mexico: Group A - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: A general view of the stadium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko (L) and Mexico's midfielder Hector Herrera vie for the ball during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (R) defends his goal from attack by Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (L) as Mexico's defender Paul Aguilar (C) runs on during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)