Brazil vs Mexico: Luis in for Marcelo,Marquez handed first start against Selecao

Osorio promises Mexico will attack 'best in the world' Brazil

Osorio promises Mexico will attack 'best in the world' Brazil

Neymar scored one and assisted another as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in the World Cup last-16.

Neymar opened the scoring in the 51st minute, sliding in to tap home a ball served in precisely by Willian.

Brazil secured victory when Neymar turned provider in the 88th minute, finding Firmino in the box and the Liverpool forward made no mistake.

Brazil advanced to a Friday quarterfinal in Kazan, Russia, against the victor of Monday's Belgium-Japan game.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the encounter.

In the end, Mexico leaves Russian Federation with consecutive scoreless matches.

A sixth World Cup crown is there for the taking and an engaged Neymar is looking like the best player still alive in the tournament.

Mexico, who enjoyed an enviable recent record against Brazil having won seven of their previous 15 matches against them, were a threat on the counter in the first half but then faded without ever really being put to the sword. Brazil leads Mexico 1-0.

He referred in particular to one incident during the second half in which the game was stopped for four minutes. Neymar started the move by playing in Willian, who advanced into the penalty area before delivering a low cross to the back post where Neymar was able to slide in and convert from three yards. "I think this is a real shame for football, especially for kids who are watching because this this has to be a sport of virility, of determination, a man's sport, like other games, and not a charade".

The two nations meet in the World Cup last 16, the stage at which El Tri have fallen in each of the past six tournaments - giving rise to the so-called "curse of the fifth game".

Brazil could have added further goals thereafter, only for the increasingly busy Ochoa to deny both Paulinho and Willian with smart stops. "We were maybe not very efficient and we didn't have that extra quality that they had coming to our goal".

Luis, of Atletico Madrid, steps in to replace Marcelo in the defensive midfield position after the Real Madrid player was forced off against Serbia with back spasms.

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