Neymar was the star of the show as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach the last quarterfinal of the 2018 Fifa world Cup.
In a game that threatened to burst to life intermittently, Neymar came up with the decisive moments to see the Selecao through.
After a first-half that saw chances for both sides, Neymar broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, sweeping home Willian’s ball across goal in a flowing Brazil move.
Mexico responded with half-chances at the other end, Carlos Vela forcing a fine save from Alisson Becker while Hector Herrera’s shot from the edge of the area was blocked by Tiago Silva.
Brazil continued to look dangerous on the break, and Willian stung the palms of Guillermo Ochoa after cutting in from the right.
Brazil coach Tite then threw on Roberto Firmino with five minutes remaining, and the Liverpool forward killed off the match by latching onto to Neymar’s unselfish pass after a devastating counter.
The five-time world champions will now take on either Belgium or Japan who clash later tonight at the Rostov Arena.