Neymar helps Brazil beat Mexico and reach World Cup 2018 quarters

Brazil will look to avoid the fate of teams like Germany Spain Portugal and Argentina when they take on Mexico in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash on Monday

Brazil will look to avoid the fate of teams like Germany Spain Portugal and Argentina when they take on Mexico in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 clash on Monday

Philippe Coutinho's goal against Switzerland was a fantastic strike from distance, but this was Brazil's best moment of the World Cup so far, and it was borne out of Neymar's trust in his team-mates to keep the move going and return it to him at the right time.

Brazil coach Tite made only one change from the starting line-up that beat Serbia 2-0 in their final group game with Filipe Luis stepping in to replace injured midfielder Marcelo for the World Cup last 16 clash against Mexico.

If you're unfamiliar with soccer - Brazilian soccer in particular - you likely were very concerned for Neymar's safety Monday.

But he had the last laugh by beating an offside trap and sending a shot that was saved straight in the direction of Firmino, who tapped in from close range to settle matters.

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But in the 72nd minute, Neymar went down by the touchline and began rolling around in agony.

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Buoyed by that sorely-needed injection of dynamism, Tite's men then carved out two quick-fire chances. The next match saw them facing off against South Korea, who in spite of their valiant efforts, lost 2-1 to Mexico after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored for the El Tri.

And their positive approach was rewarded in the 51st minute as Neymar and Willian combined to devastating effect.

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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.

Paulinho nearly doubled the lead before the hour, but his shot inside the box was kept out by the excellent Ochoa, who then had to tip Willian's fizzing drive over the bar.

Mexico were much more aggressive in the first 15 minutes of the match, but Brazil were prepared for that.

Neymar scored the opening goal to help ensure Brazil's Russian Federation 2018 journey continued.

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