- Neymar brilló en el triunfo de Brasil ante México - EFE
The Brazilian Neymar assumed the role of leader of the Brazilian national team, scoring one goal and giving the other in the 2-0 victory over Mexico that put his team in the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup.
Mexico started with a very high pace, which they managed to maintain for a large part of the match, but did not find a way to hurt the goal protected by Alisson, and that is paid to selections like the Brazilian.
Brazil had Neymar, who moved throughout the field, which generated brand and gave away balls, but failed to overcome the resistance of goalkeeper Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa, who stopped everything he could stop and something else.
However, in a play in the 51st minute the Mexican defense was badly stopped and it was the space that Willian took to enter from the left and throw a crawling center that went through the small area for Neymar to push gently.
The rest of the second half Mexico kept the pace, disputing control of the ball with Brazil, but without generating real chances of danger, which did happen every time Brazil exceeded three quarters of court.
So the minutes went by, while in despair the Mexicans began to leave the foot to cause faults that were taking away game time and with it, the chances of approaching goalkeeper Alisson's territory.
Brazil defended well the result, making the fouls far from their area and giving few corner kicks or side kicks near their area, which justly got his ticket to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The ruling came in the 88th minute, when Neymar received an empty pass, went 20 meters to face the goal and gave it to Roberto Firmino to put the 2-0 on the board that made it impossible for Mexico to return to the game.