Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil end Mexico dreams

Andres Guardado

Andres Guardado

He may not have been at his best as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarter finals, but his contributions were telling.

Brazil and Mexico were goalless at halftime in their World Cup last 16 game in a balmy Samara on Monday as Mexico, eliminated at this stage in the last six tournaments, made most of the early running but too often over-elaborated when in range.

Mexico, who enjoyed an enviable recent record against Brazil having won seven of their previous 15 matches against them, were a threat on the counter in the first half but then faded without ever really being put to the sword.

Brazil is undefeated in 4 matches against Mexico in the World Cup, keeping 4 clean sheets against them. The two nations meet in Samara on Monday with Mexico looking to replicate the performance that saw them defeat holders Germany in the group stage.

Substitute Firmino wrapped up the win with a simple last-minute finish as Tite's side advanced to their seventh straight World Cup quarter-final, where they will face either Japan or Belgium in Kazan on Friday night.

Then with two minutes to go in regulation, Brazil clinched their spot in the quarterfinals.

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Minutes after the restart Brazil took the lead in exquisite fashion with Neymar starting and ending the move.

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Minutes later, however, Brazil did make the breakthrough after a lovely team goal involving Neymar, whose impudent back heel released Willian down the left side of the area.

Manchester City's Fernandinho, brought off the bench in the final 20 minutes, provided an excellent ball to spring Neymar clear, only for Ochoa to poke his effort away - but only into the path of Firmino for an easy tap in.

Brazil got off to a slow start drawing with Switzerland, but eventually topped Group E, after victories over Costa Rica and Serbia.

Mexico took down one of those giants, stunning reigning champion Germany in its opener.

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