Neymar's goal against Mexico propels Brazil to another stunning World Cup record

03 July, 2018, 02:21 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Brazil will look to avoid the fate of teams like Germany Spain Portugal and Argentina when they take on Mexico in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash on Monday

Brazil progress through to the World Cup quarter-finals as Neymar and Roberto Firmono net in the second half to secure a 2-0 win over Mexico in Samara.

Neymar was the difference on Monday as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Neymar gave Brazil a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute following a great run and cross from Willian, and but later polarized fans on Twitter over this controversial moment involving Mexico's Miguel Layun. They drew 1-1 to Switzerland in their first match in the group and were held scoreless against Costa Rica for 90 minutes before letting in two in stoppage time.

The third day of the 2018 World Cup will see Brazil take on familiar foes Mexico in the first match of the day as both teams look to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Neymar went close in the 25th minute as the attacker drifted past Edson Alvarez before seeing a shot blocked by Ochoa, while Gabriel Jesus was not too far away with a left-footed volley from inside of the area.

Brazil upped the ante, by the 20th minute, but Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa kept Brazil at bay, as he had done four years ago. The match starts at 16:00 on 2 July 2018.

Neymar and Philippe Coutinho were denied with good saves by Ochoa as the teams went into break with the scoreline intact.

Neymar's back-heel on the edge of the area teed up the Chelsea man for a burst into the box and his scuffed cross was slid into an empty net by the Paris Saint-Germain forward, who had ghosted in unmarked at the back post.

But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions.

Meanwhile Brazil, the favorites to win the competition, extended its unbeaten run to 15 games and will now prepare to face Belgium or Japan in the last eight.

Neymar powered through and his low effort was diverted into the path of Firmino, who had the simple task of tapping into an empty net.

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