Neymar Shines at yesterday’s match as he scored one goal and played a key role in the second as Brazil edged out Mexico in Samara to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for a seventh consecutive time. Brazil did not have it all their own way, especially in an opening period dominated by the Central Americans, but the five-time winners grew into what became a controlled performance.
It means Mexico are once again eliminated at the last-16 stage – as they have been at every World Cup since 1994.
It was Brazil’s 227th goal at the World Cup, meaning they overtake Germany as the all-time top scorers.
Brazil will face Belgium or Japan – who meet in the day’s second match in their last-eight tie in Kazan on Friday.