- Neymar Jr no contuvo la emoción ante la agónica victoria de su equipo - EFE
Brazil had to work hard and take advantage of two errors of the defense of Costa Rica to prevail with a score of two goals by zero that keeps the team going in the fight for a ticket to the quarter finals, while Costa Rica depends practically on amiracle to not be eliminated.
The Canarinha team found a tica team very organized in their positions, who knew how to touch the ball and cut the opponent's circuits to make the game a duel in midfield. Keylor Navas was correct every time he was requested, but Costa Rica had no strenght up, where they had to press to open the score.
Despite this, they managed to overcome the 90 minutes with a tie to zero that kept them playing and that put Brazil in trouble, which had a tie in the first game against the selection of Switzerland and now accumulates four points.
The Brazilian attackers could not face that solid defense, and when they had a small space, they crashed before the safety displayed by Keylor Navas, the same one that led Costa Rica to be a pleasant surprise at the World Cup in Brazil four years ago.
He had the best chance of the South American team, and even tried to provoke a penalty in the figure of Neymar, although the VAR was responsible for correcting what would have been a major error of the match.
Although they had already turned on its rival since the beginning of the second half, Brazil understood that they had to look for victory by all possible means and with 20 minutes till the end of the match they became a tornado hitting straight on the Costa Rican goal.
The insistence paid off in the first minute of extended time, when Philipe Coutinho took advantage of an error in defense that left him alone against Navas, who made straight goal that gave the victory to Brazil.
The game was on still with six minutes of over time granted by the referee, and in the last of those minutes, Neymar took advantage of another slip of the Tica defense to send a goal to the back of the net with a pass inside the area that he received from Douglas Costa .
The victory is a relief for Brazil, as could be seen in the face of the star of Paris Saint Germain, who broke out crying as soon as the three whistles that sealed the end of the match sounded.