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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Neymar Shines To Lead Brazil Into World Cup Quarter-Finals

2018 World Cup Report: Brazil v Mexico 02 July 2018

By SL International - Jul 02, 2018 05:55 PM

2018 World Cup

Result: Brazil 2-0 Mexico

Date: 02 July 2018

Venue: Cosmos Arena

Neymar bagged a goal and an assist to inspire Brazil to a 2-0 win over Mexico, which secured their spot in the quarter-finals at the 2018 World Cup.

Selecao coach Tite only made one change to the side that defeated Serbia in the last group game, with Felipe Luis starting instead of Marcelo, who was named on the bench.

It was the Mexicans who looked more threatening in the opening 15 minutes, with Carlos Vela and Hirving Lozano causing a number of problems down the flanks.

Brazil carved out the game's first real chance after 25 minutes as Neymar eliminated two players in the box before seeing his close-range strike kept out by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

The Mexican shot-stopper was called upon once again 10 minutes later, this time keeping out a strike from Gabriel Jesus as Selecao upped the tempo.

However, the final 10 minutes of the first stanza failed to provide any clear-cut openings as the sides went into the break level pegging.

Neymar eventually broke the deadlock for Brazil five minutes into the second stanza with an out-stretched finish at the far post following a low cross from Willian.

Willian almost got the second goal for Seleção in the 63rd minute with a blistering strike from just inside the box but Ochoa crucially tipped the ball over the bar.

Tite’s charges were controlling the match well with 20 minutes to go as the Mexicans looked drained following a lively first half.

The pace of the match was beginning to slow down heading into the final 15 minutes, while Tite introduced Fernandinho for Paulinho to close up shop.

Roberto Firmino, also on as a late substitute, sealed the match for Seleção two minutes before time with a simple finish into an empty net after Neymar had teed him up at the far-post.


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Phumzile Jul 02, 2018 11:06 PM
Am so proud of Brazil I wish I was from there just to c Neymar
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blackmeteor Jul 02, 2018 10:30 PM
@Bridgertte Layun.Thanks sister...........Ons gaan al die pad by the way.
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blackmeteor Jul 02, 2018 10:28 PM
My boys keep on delivering..........Pity we lost Casemiro for the quarters.
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fanist Jul 02, 2018 09:45 PM
Player who shined for me was Willian full stop
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clemz7 Jul 02, 2018 07:39 PM
Brazil is too strong
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☆barca_4sky☆ Jul 02, 2018 07:29 PM
So brazil may win this world cup and Neymar wins ballon d'Or mmm if thats da case it wod mean changing teams was a point less exercise...
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jul 02, 2018 06:00 PM
@Boris Becker .. Brazil should hve played at 20.00 hrs maan
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LukzBucz Jul 02, 2018 05:59 PM
Why persist with Gabriel??the guy is not a striker at all..at club level Aguero is better than him by a country mile and at international level Firmino is clearly better than this guy
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Boris Becker Jul 02, 2018 05:58 PM
@mosekaphofu maggosim who are these cows playing next? I don't like them maan!
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The Catalan Jul 02, 2018 05:55 PM
Viva...All the way to the final. This cup is ours watch this space Germany from your hands to ours.
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Bridgertte Layun. Jul 02, 2018 05:53 PM
dit is Brazil beste prestasie in hierdie wêreldbeker,,,congrats to them
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jul 02, 2018 05:52 PM
@Boris Becker .. Mr Becker,another Becker between the sticks for Brazil kikkk
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Boris Becker Jul 02, 2018 05:49 PM
Ok I give up!
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downzzz Jul 02, 2018 05:48 PM
Myeken Tite he plan well mekiko
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ephraimtshepo Jul 02, 2018 05:48 PM
hola da samba boys
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The Catalan Jul 02, 2018 05:48 PM
All the way to the finals. Come on Sundowns......maSandawana
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Mfanakamdala Jul 02, 2018 05:47 PM
Firmino ... ywnwa
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jul 02, 2018 05:46 PM
Owai!! Go padile,kunzima
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downzzz Jul 02, 2018 05:46 PM
Tite well done job bt surpose introduce early faminho nd bench jesus kubo bafana
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Bridgertte Layun. Jul 02, 2018 05:45 PM
dit is verby vir Mexico

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