FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil vs Mexico , Brazil storms into world cup QF by thumping Mexico 2-0
Updated on: Jul 2, 2018 10:28 pm IST
Brazil vs Mexico , Story of the match
Brazil and Mexico faced each other 40 times where Brazil won 23 games and seven drawn. If we talk about their previous four encounters, then Mexico had never won any game in the last four meetings and even didn’t able to score any goal while they conceded 11. This was the fifth encounter of Brazil and Mexico in the world cup. Brazil made it to the world cup every time except in 1990. It is an excellent opportunity in a row for Brazil to win three matches which last happened to them in 2006.
First half: Continuous Struggle!
In the first half of the match, Brazilian poster boy Neymar created three major chances to score a goal so far which is more than any player in the world cup 2018 right now. Defender Alvarez booked for a late challenge. The whole first half was a struggle between both the nations where Mexico failed to shoot a single shot on target against Brazil. It was the first time when Mexico was unable to have a shot on target against their opponents.
Second half: Neymar, you beauty!
Brazil’s superstar Neymar Jr. struck a goal in the 51st minute of the game, by that time Brazil was in front by 1-0. Neymar has now scored six goals from 38 shots in the world cup tournament interestingly Argentinian Legend Messi took 67 and Portuguese Talismanic man Cristiano Ronaldo took 74 shots to reach the mark. Well done Neymar! Later on, Firmino got a chance to score for Brazil, which was perfectly assisted by Neymar himself, A perfect person at the perfect time. At the end of the 90 minutes, Brazil had taken away the hope of Mexico to survive, and the scoreline was read on 2-0. It was a tame end of the Mexican wave in the world cup 2018 when they defeated german’s in the group stage.