Neymar scored one goal and played a key part in the second as Brazil pushed out Mexico in Samara to achieve the World Cup quarter-finals for a seventh continuous time.
Brazil did not have everything their own particular manner, particularly in an opening period commanded by Mexico, yet the five-time champs developed into what turned into a controlled execution.
It implies Mexico are by and by dispensed with at the last-16 organize – as they have been at each World Cup since 1994.
They had a lot of chances from the get-go, and it was simply after a generally baffling first half for Brazil that Neymar began the move to put his side ahead.
His keep running crosswise over goal and cunning backheel won Willian space, and the Chelsea midfielder just required two contacts to crash into box and lay the ball crosswise over for the world’s most costly player to slide home.
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It was Brazil’s 227th goal at the World Cup, which means they surpass Germany as the unequaled best scorers.
Just minutes sooner, Mexico’s Jesus Gallardo squandered a splendid possibility when he shot uncontrollably finished the crossbar as opposed to playing in Hirving Lozano.
For a significant part of the second a large portion of, Mexico’s splendid begin was only a memory, however Carlos Vela constrained a spare from Brazil goalkeeper Alisson with his side’s first shot on target not long in the wake of going behind.
In the match’s end stages they energized again, yet Brazil safeguarded stoically before multiplying their lead on the achievement a Roberto Firmino tap-in after Neymar’s exertion was redirected by the toe of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Brazil will face Belgium in their last-eight tie in Kazan on Friday.
Yet, they will be without Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, will’s identity suspended subsequent to being demonstrated his second yellow card of the competition.
This Brazil group are expecting to imitate the numerous greats who went before them, while putting behind the despair they endured at the competition they facilitated four years back, when Germany devastated them 7-1 in the semi-finals.
Tite’s side did not by any stretch of the imagination hit their walk in the gathering stage. Subsequent to being held to 1-1 draw with Switzerland they required two damage time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0, and it was just in the second a large portion of that we truly started to see their best against Mexico.
They would have been beyond anyone’s ability to see far sooner than the 88th moment were it not for Ochoa, who made a few amazing recoveries after the break.
Either side of Neymar’s strike, the Standard Liege goalkeeper obstructed ground-breaking drives from Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho, before making his most shocking recovery to hinder a stinging Willian drive that looked bound for the best corner.
It kept his side in with a shot of a late equalizer, however Brazil simply appear to be a group that know how to win knockout matches.
They withdrew behind the ball as Mexico tossed everything forward, and jumped clinically on the counter to ensure advance would be protected.
The last time they failed to achieve quarter-finals was in 1990.
Source BBC Sport
Source BBC Sport