Brazil are all set to face Mexico in a nail biting contest of the FIFA World Cup 2018 last 16 at Samara Arena.
Neymar and Co. are favourites to lift the trophy in Russia, but they are unlikely to have it all their own way against Juan Carlos Osorio’s men.
90+5min: Mexico 0-2 Brazil
Mexico still attack but there has been nothing about them since the first 20 minutes of this game.
90+2min: Mexico 0-2 Brazil
With that seventh straight last-16 exit now knocking on the door, Mexico are losing their minds a bit as Guardado pick sup a booking for a foul.
87min: Mexico 0-2 Brazil
GOAL! Firmino, who just came on and scored for Brazil. It looks like all over for Mexico.
86min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Roberto Firmino comes on as he replaces former Philippe Coutinho who makes the customary slow jog off the pitch.
80min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
First change for Brazil and it sees Paulinho make way for Fernandinho as Brazil look to protect what they have, which at the moment is a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
76min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Willian is given far too much space. He steps inside onto his left foot, sees the space and has a crack.
70min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Half-chance for Mexico. A cross from the right is cleared away but only as far as Andres Guardado whose 20-yard first time strike is blocked by Casemiro.
68min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
It’s been a better second half and Mexico you feel are just holding on a little now.
63min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Gaps are appearing in the Mexico defence as they begin to gamble going forward, in combination with a few tired legs starting to show.
61min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Mexico make a final change as Raul Jimenez comes on for Javier Hernandez.
60min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Casemiro has picked up a yellow card, meaning he will miss the quarter-final should Brazil make it through, after a tackle on Hirving Lozano.
55min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Second change for Mexico as Jonathan Dos Santos replaces Edison Alvarez, while Hector Herrera is booked after bringing down Willian.
54min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
Mexico are now on course to exit the last-16 for a seventh consecutive World Cup.
51min: Mexico 0-1 Brazil
GOAL! Neymar scores for Brazil
50min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Mexico are often leaving as many three up top to break on the counter attack – a similar system helped take apart Germany.
48min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Neymar wins a corner from the left and that results in a chance being set up for Philippe Coutinho, whose shot is very well beaten away by Guillermo Ochoa.
46min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Mexico have made a change at the break as Rafael Marquez in for Mexico in place of Migeul Layun.
Half Time: Brazil 0-0 Mexico
44min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
The ball crossed into the box fails to find any Mexican player and it gives Alisson an easy take.
43min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
With a similar tackle in terms of its recklessness, Filipe Luis is now booked for hacking down Vela.
42min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Mexico are struggling a bit now, and would probably settle for half-time now if you offered it to them.
40min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Neymar goes for goal but it’s wide of the top corner and it was never troubling Ochoa.
39min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
First booking of the game as Edson Alvarez rather recklessly clatters Neymar 35 yards from the Mexico goal.
36min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Still quite low tempo between the teams but you do sense Brazil are starting to work their way up the gears.
33min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Brazil are getting closer to an opening goal. Gabriel Jesus weaves his way through green shirts inside the box before his shot is blocked.
32min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Brazil have come into this game a bit since their curiously cautious start but the game remains even in terms of possession.
29min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
This time Edson Alvarez stops Neymar in his tracks with an excellent sliding tackle.
25min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Neymar’s first opportunity to test Edson Alvarez is a good one. He produces a few step-overs then turns him inside but the angle is too tight for him to beat the keeper.
22min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Brilliant from Carlos Vela. The Mexican midfielder controls a long ball on the flank before quickly cutting inside to leave Fagner trailing.
20min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Five-time champions? Mexico don’t care. They’re the better team at the moment.
18min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Brazil win a corner on the right but Willian’s delivery is easily cleared.
15min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Mexico have been playing better football so far, they certainly are winning the battle against Brazil’s full-backs.
12min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Another scare at the back for Brazil, as Fagner struggles to stop the flow of Mexico attacks down the right.
10min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
So far Mexico don’t look fazed. They’re passing the ball around and trying to bypass Brazil’s midfield.
7min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
First sight of goal from Neymar as from the edge of the box he spots a small gap to shoot.
2min: Mexico 0-0 Brazil
Good start from Mexico who create a half-chance. Alisson poorly punches clear a looping cross before Miranda is forced to block a Mexico shot.
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