Brazil become 5th team to reach quarter finals of 2018 FIFA world cup at Russia. On Monday, the first match of the day Brazil beat Mexico 2 – 0 to secure their spot for the quarter finals. Brazil is the 5th team qualifying for the quarter finals of World cup 2018 and they will face the winner from the game Belgium Vs Japan, the second game on Monday.
This is the 7th time Mexico is getting out of the world cup in the pre quarters. Both goals of the match happened at the second half.
Match Facts, as it happened between Brazil Vs Mexico Pre Quarter match 2018 FIFA World cup
Mexico 7th time getting out of a World cup at Pre Quarter round.
Brazil will face the winner of the game Belgium Vs Japan at the quarter finals (round of 8) at 2018 FIFA world cup.
Neymar scored opening goal with sliding finish from Willian’s cross.
Substitute Firmino sealed the win two minutes after coming on
Who will be Brazil opponents in the quarters (round of 8 ) of 2018 FIFA world cup ?
………..It will be winner of Belgium Vs Japan pre Quarter match
Watch highlights of Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico pre quarter match 2018 FIFA world cup
At first half, it was Mexico who started with sizzling attacks from both corners. Till 20 minutes Brazil did not get much opportunities. After that Brazil took much of the attack to Mexican post. Wonderful saves from Mexican goalie Ochoa, keep the scores tight 0 – 0 at half way stage.
Second half, Brazils fans was having happy moments as back-to-back attack from Brazil keep Mexico on the check. The first goal came from star player Neymar who had wonderful run with Willian at the Mexican box at 51′ minute. A cross from Willian and nice stretched leg touch from Neymer gives much needed lead for Brazil. 1 – 0
Neymar delivered big time for Brazil today. Second goal also was from his assist. His shots towards the net, countered by Ochoa with weaker hand touch. The ball curled towards the substittue Firmino who made no mistake. Goal number 2 for Brazil at 88′ minute.
The second goal really tarnished the hopes for Mexicans. They tried hard multiple times on the Brazilian goal post, none reached inside the nets. Also they could not forced into attack as Brazil was keep on coming with dangerous attacks. Neymer was a threat to Mexico throughout and it seemed that he had his old pace and dynamism back. Mexican goalkeeper Ochoa almost saved 7 – 10 shots on target.
See all goals details of Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico 2018 FIFA World cup football match:
- NEYMAR JR (BRAZIL) SCORES!!
- Brazil take the lead and it’s that man Neymar! Some lovely build-up play ends with a surging run on the left from Willian, an excellent low cross and a sliding finish by Brazil’s No10.
- FIRMINO (BRAZIL) SCORES!!
- Brazil are heading through! Having scored one, Neymar provides the assist for his team’s second, poking in a shot that, having been touched by Ochoa, turns into a cross for Firmino to slot home from a couple of yards.
“Being able to play at such a level with a team like Brazil, it shows Mexico is a good team. We just didn’t have that extra quality they had in front of goal. We were able to play a balanced game and it says a lot about us and our style. We need to keep developing and we hope our players will come and play in Europe so they can play every weekend against the best clubs in the world, and then our national team will improve.” –
Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio
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