Neymar Had His Ankle Stepped On, Then Stepped on Mexico's Throat

Carlos Vela | The 29-year-old was a member of the Mexican team that won the U-17 World Cup in 2005. For a long time he was touted as one of the world’s best young strikers but never seemed to fulfil his potential. Finally he is coming into his own and

Carlos Vela | The 29-year-old was a member of the Mexican team that won the U-17 World Cup in 2005. For a long time he was touted as one of the world’s best young strikers but never seemed to fulfil his potential. Finally he is coming into his own and

In a World Cup which has had little respect for pedigree, Brazil made sure it did not become the latest heavyweight to fall with a 2-0 win over Mexico to reach the quarterfinals in Russian Federation.

Brazil and Germany's goal tallies are far and away from the rest of the field, as Argentina are third with 137.

But following Brazil's 2-0 knockout win over Mexico on Monday, Brazil has now also moved above Germany in the all-time goals scored column at the World Cup.

Neymar's reaction drew criticism as he squirmed on the ground for minutes afterward, only to be able to jog back into action when play resumed.

Focused and fearless, Mexico continued to trouble Brazil in the opening stages, with Fagner in particular struggling massively to cope with the threat down his side.

Brazil progress through to the World Cup quarter-finals as Neymar and Roberto Firmono net in the second half to secure a 2-0 win over Mexico in Samara.

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Brazil's quarterfinal opponent will be determined in Monday's late match between Belgium and Japan. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.

Not that the switch slowed down the five-time world champions, though, with Coutinho nearly breaking the deadlock three minutes into the second half with a well-struck effort that Ochoa was forced to beat clear to safety.

Neymar then began Brazil's awakening by brilliantly turning Edson Alvarez on the left side of the area, only to be denied by Ochoa.

Neymar's back-heel on the edge of the area teed up the Chelsea man for a burst into the box and his scuffed cross was slid into an empty net by the Paris Saint-Germain forward, who had ghosted in unmarked at the back post.

Paulinho should have doubled the lead when he was left alone near the penalty spot, but Ochoa once again came up with the save.

Neymar's right-foot shot was stopped by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa only moments before the Brazil playmaker rolled a pass to Philippe Coutinho, who fired over the goal in the 26th minute.

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