Neymar dazzles and disappoints as Brazil reaches World Cup quarters
03 July, 2018, 08:13 | Author: Anita Tucker
Brazil sealed their quarter-final place at the 2018 FIFA World Cupon Monday as they dispatched Mexico 2-0 at the Samara Arena in Russian Federation. Off a quick counter attack, Neymar backheeled to Willian who returned a attractive pass back to a sliding Neymar who poked the ball in for the 1-0 lead.
The 26-year-old talisman struck the opening goal on 51 minutes to Brazil 1-0 up.
Neymar scored one goal and created another as his increasingly impressive Brazil side overpowered the Mexicans 2-0 in sweltering conditions.
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa finished his World Cup with 20 saves, the most for El Tri at a single tournament since at least 1966, but he wasn't thinking of statistics after the defeat. It turned out to be pure histrionics.
The world's most expensive player opened the scoring six minutes into the second half after excellent approach play by Willian, the Paris Saint-Germain forward's sixth goal in World Cup history. But not before trying to step on Layun.
They are now looking to reach the final eight for their seventh straight World Cup.
Rafa Marquez made history before kick-off in the round of 16 fixture, becoming the first outfield player to be included in the starting lineup at five World Cups, before he was substituted at half time.
Mexico'sWorld Cup is over, ending in a 2-0 loss to Brazil on a sultry Monday evening at Cosmos Arena.
A devastated Miguel Layun of Mexico leaves the field after losing to Brazil in the round of 16.
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"Brazilian football has these characteristics, especially in the last third of the pitch and then you have the situation of not losing this characteristic but at the same time of course maybe taking the focus off him and I said let me talk about the refereeing and the other coaches, that's our responsibility, then he plays".
That is stretching the point, in truth: Mexico's early vim had long since faded by the time the handbags started and their coach surely knows better than to deflect from a performance that faded sharply.
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Having made a slow start at the finals after recovering from a broken metatarsal, Neymar looked somewhere close to his best against Mexico - an assessment Tite endorsed.
During the win over Costa Rica in the group stage, Neymar tried to win a penalty by flopping to the ground in the area.
Brazil could play right into their hands. Upsets in this tournament have already claimed the last two World Cup finalists and the last two World Cup winners.
"Being able to play at such a level against a team like Brazil really shows that Mexico is a good team", Osorio said.
Neymar, who was given the lowest score by users of the BBC Player Rater, said the Brazilian players "have to learn to suffer". "We were maybe not very efficient and we didn't have that extra quality that they had coming to our goal".
African side Senegal , became the victims of the fair play tiebreaker, after they finished level on points with Japan in Group H . It's the first time in World Cup history that a team has been eliminated on the basis of fair play points.
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