World Cup: Neymar Leads Brazil to The Last Eight
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Neymar scored his sixth FIFA World Cup goal, before substitute Roberto Firmino added one late on, to lift Brazil past Mexico 2-0 to advance into the quarter-finals at Russia 2018.
The first 20 minutes of the match started with El Tri pressuring the South Americans' backline, but eventually Tite’s side were able to grow into the game, ultimately generating more goalscoring opportunities and looking the likelier to break the deadlock.
It took until after the break, though, and once the second half commenced, it wasn't long until Neymar was wheeling away in celebration.
He slid in to finish from close range after Willian sent in a dangerous, low cross on 51 minutes, FIFA.com reported,
Brazil continued to create scoring chances and, with full-time closing in fast, Firmino tapped in at the back post as Neymar turning provider to seal victory.