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2018/07/02 | 16:00| Group A| Samara Arena, | Full Time|

As it happened: Brazil 2-0 Mexico

2018-07-02 13:09
Last Updated at 20:54
02 Jul 18:15

That's all folks, thank you for choosing Sport24 for the coverage of this last 16 clash as an impressive Brazil advance to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

02 Jul 18:10

Full-time stats: Brazil 2-0 Mexico

02 Jul 17:59

Man of the Match: Neymar

With a goal and an assist Neymar gets the award.

Special mention to Willian for an electrifying performance.

02 Jul 17:56
02 Jul 17:52

FULL-TIME: Brazil 2-0 Mexico

Brazil brush aside a brace Mexico side thanks to goals by Neymar and Firmino. Who was your standout performer?

02 Jul 17:48
90+2 Guardado is booked by the referee.
02 Jul 17:47
90' The fourth official signals 6 minutes of added time.
02 Jul 17:47
90' Brazil make a defensive change as Marquinhos replaces the impressive Willian.
02 Jul 17:46

87' Brazil 2-0 Mexico

Neymar the provider as Roberto Firmino doubles the lead!!

02 Jul 17:44
87' BRAZIL!!!!!!
02 Jul 17:42
85' Roberto Firmino comes on to replace Coutinho
02 Jul 17:41
84' Mexico are enjoying a rare spell of possession but have failed to create an clear-cut chances in the second-half.
02 Jul 17:39
81' Thiago Silva receiving lengthy treatment after an innocuous body check by a Mexico attacker.
02 Jul 17:36
79' Brazil make a change as Fernandinho replaces Paulinho.
02 Jul 17:35

78' Mexico have been trying to slow Brazil down in these last minutes by having more of the ball.

They have succeeded but still the Brazilians have been excellent in defence, extremely organised, and they haven’t even allowed El Tri a dangerous chance.

02 Jul 17:33
77' Salcedo goes into the referee's book.
02 Jul 17:28

69' The game is stopped as Neymar got stood on by an opponent as the ball was out of play. VAR is checking the incident.

The referee has decided that no action needs to be taken.

02 Jul 17:24
67' Willian is absolutely having the game of his life as he scampers towards goal before setting up Neymar whose shot is deflected just wide.
02 Jul 17:21
64' A clever reverse ball is played into Lazano who smashes a low cross across goal that evades everyone.
02 Jul 17:19
63' Willian who is absolutely on fires launches a shot at goal that Ochoa manages to tip over.
02 Jul 17:18

61' Giminez forces Allison to tip over his dipping shot.

Brazil manage to clear the resulting corner.

02 Jul 17:17
60' Raul comes on to replace Hernandez.
02 Jul 17:16
59' Caiemero goes into the referee's book.
02 Jul 17:15
58' Brazil are definitely looking more dangerous in this half as Ochoa again denies Paulinho.
02 Jul 17:13
57' With that attacking substitution Mexico are now pushing more bodies forward in search of an equaliser.
02 Jul 17:12
55' Jonathan Dos Santos comes on for Mexico to replace Alvarez.
02 Jul 17:11
53' Hector Herrera goes in the referee's book and will miss the next game for a cynical foul on Willian.
02 Jul 17:09

51' Brazil 1-0 Mexico

Neymar gives Brazil the lead from close range getting on the end of a Willian low cross!

02 Jul 17:08
48' BRAZIL!!!!!!!!
02 Jul 17:04

47' New man Layun concedes the corner.

Coutinho hits a ferocious shot from the rebound that forces Ochoa into an important save for another corner.

02 Jul 17:03

46' Brazil 0-0 Mexico

We're back underway in the second-half.

02 Jul 17:00
Mexico make a half-time substitution as Marquez is replaced by Miguel Layun
02 Jul 16:58
It has been a pretty even match. Mexico started better, but in the end Brazil were able to dictate things more. The ball possession game has been very tight, but Tite’s team was able to get clearer scoring opportunities. Mexico ended the half with just four shot attempts. Brazil have had 11, and three of them were on target.
02 Jul 16:56

HT stats: Brazil 0-0 Mexico

Shots: 10-5

Possession: 53%-47%

Chances created: 7-4

Pass accuracy: 84%-84%

02 Jul 16:46

HALF-TIME: Brazil 0-0 Mexico

All square at the break in a ferocious encounter with Brazil failing to break down the Mexico defence.

02 Jul 16:43
42' Filipe Luis receives a yellow card for a challenge on Carlos Vela.
02 Jul 16:42

40' Brazil 0-0 Mexico

Still goalless with 5 minutes to play with Brazil clearly on top putting increasing pressure on the Mexico defence.

02 Jul 16:39
39' Neymar strikes the free-kick outside the frame of the goal.
02 Jul 16:39
37' Alvarez is the first player in the referee's book for a high lunge on Neymar.
02 Jul 16:38
37' Mexico can’t afford to lose balls at the back, because Brazil has the talent to make them pay. Mexico were careless while in possession and Brazil, who had looked completely harmless in attack, immediately sprung to life, generating three dangerous chances in a row.
02 Jul 16:36
35' Mexico has soaked up a period of pressure by Brazil and are now looking to get their foot on the ball a bit more.
02 Jul 16:34
32' Gabriel Jesus works his way into the box but his left-footed strike was palmed away by Ochoa.
02 Jul 16:33
30' Mexico are looking the more dangerous of the two sides with Neymar starting to influence matters more.
02 Jul 16:32

28' Mexico are really forcing Brazil to play at a very high tempo as they look to quicken the play with and without the ball.

The ball finds its way to Vela who shanks a shot wide.

02 Jul 16:27
26' Neymar swings in a dangerous free-kick with the rebound eventually falling to Coutinho who lashes his effort well over the bar.
02 Jul 16:26
23' CHANCE for Brazil as Neymar leaves the Mexico defence for dead inside the area and forces goalkeeper Ochoa to rush out and make a good save from an acute angle.
02 Jul 16:22
21' Anxious looks on the Brazil bench as the defence is called into action again to block an attempted shot on goal by Mexico.
02 Jul 16:20
20' Brazil have had 56% of possession so far to Mexico's 46% but it certainly doesn't feel like it.