Neymar inspires and infuriates as Brazil beat Mexico to make quarter-finals

Neymar inspires and infuriates as Brazil beat Mexico to make quarter-finals

Brazil's forward Neymar (left) scores a goal during their 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018.

In a World Cup which has had little respect for pedigree, Brazil made sure it did not become the latest heavyweight to fall with a 2-0 win over Mexico to reach the quarterfinals in Russian Federation.

But Neymar is still dreaming of leading Brazil to glory, and his side take on Mexico in the Volga river port city of Samara (1400 GMT). The last time these two met in a match, it was Brazil who registered a 2-0 victory over Mexico.

Roberto Firmino added the second in an 88th-minute counter-attack when Guillermo Ochoa could only direct Neymar's shot into his path.

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In their four previous World Cup matches with Mexico, Brazil have never conceded a goal against El Tri, outscoring them 11-0 in those encounters.

After the restart, both teams showed their intent to break the deadlock with Philippe Coutinho being superbly denied by Ochoa from 12 yards and Mexico's Jesus Gallardo advancing from the halfway line before curling over the crossbar from distance.

His run across goal and clever backheel won Willian space, and the Chelsea midfielder only needed two touches to drive into box and lay the ball across for the world's most expensive player to slide home.

But Osorio turned his ire on referee Gianluca Rocchi, whom he accused of leaning towards the Brazil side in his decisions.

After a goalless first half, Neymar soon gave Brazil the lead before substitute Firmino put the game out of Mexico's reach during the closing stages.

Neymar powered through and his low effort was diverted into the path of Firmino, who had the simple task of tapping into an empty net.

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