Brazil vs. Mexico: Confederations Cup Live Score, Highlights, Recap
FIFA Confederations Cup, Group A, Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil
Brazil 2-0 Mexico (Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 3 p.m. ET)
Goals: Neymar, Jo
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Gustavo, Paulinho, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred.
Subs: Jefferson, Fernando, Lucas Moura, Hernanes, Dante, Filipe Luis, Jean, Rever, Bernard, Jo, Jadson, Cavalieri.
Mexico: Corona, Rodriguez, Salcido, Moreno, Torres, Mier, Flores, Torrado, Guardado, Giovani, Hernandez.
Subs: Ochoa, Reyes, Molina, Barrera, Reyna, De Nigris, Aquino, Meza, Herrera, Zavala, Jimenez, Talavera.
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
While Neymar may have been outstanding, there are still plenty of issues for Luiz Felipe Scolari's side to resolve. Their young star, and a blistering opening 15 minutes, disguise what was actually a very mediocre performance.
As for Mexico, their lacklustre recent form continues, and they bow out of the competition at the first hurdle.
FULL TIME: Brazil 2-0 Mexico - Two moments of brilliance from young star Neymar sees Brazil heading towards a likely semifinal place. An early volley as Brazil shot out the blocks opened the scoring, before a moment of wondrous skill in added time set up Jo for a second.
NEYMAR MAGIC!!!!— Rodrigo Beilfuss (@RBeilfuss) June 19, 2013
90+3' GOAL Brazil 2-0 Mexico (Jo) - Tremendous assist from Neymar allows Jo to add the icing on the cake for Brazil. Magnificent footwork from the young star to beat two markers at the edge of the area.
Four minutes added time at the end of the second half...
89' YELLOW CARDS - Neymar is kicked by centre-back Moreno, before his defensive colleague Rodriguez also talks his way into the referee's notebook.
88' SUBSTITUTION - Striker Raul Jimenez replaces Torrado for Mexico.
87' Neymar is given little attention by Howard Webb as he rolls around after a loose arm from Mier. Replays show minimal contact.
85' Magnificent skill from Neymar, who lofts the ball over right-back Mier, before lofting a cross towards Paulinho at the back post. The ball eventually reaches the Tottenham target, but his shot is tame.
83' Marcelo is having a torrid night defensively, but he does well on this occasion to block a potential cross from Barrera.
82' SUBSTITUTION - Final change for Brazil as Jo replaces Fred.
81' PANIC! Gio dos Santos frees Barrera on the right flank and the Mexican's cross causes panic in the Brazilian backline as Chicharito storms into the six-yard box.
Hulk gets a great ovation... from Fortaleza to Campina Grande is a major road trip. But still considered nearby.— Juan Arango (@JuanG_Arango) June 19, 2013
78' SUBSTITUTION - The crowd are delighted as Lucas Moura replaces Hulk for the selecao.
76' YELLOW CARD (Dani Alves) - The Barcelona full-back continues his running battle with Mexico's players as he catches Moreno with his arm.
75' Better play from Mexico, as Pablo Barrera crosses from the right and forces Dani Alves into a panicked clearance.
72' Right on cue, the Brazilian idol is involved in play once more. Neymar's clever footwork opens up space to roll a ball through to Marcelo, but the full back's cross is blocked.
Neymar looking a bit better tonight. Brazil v Mexico...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 19, 2013
69' SUBSTITUTION - Pablo Barrera replaces Jorge Torres for Mexico.
67' A well directed cross from Neymar forces Corona into action once more, with the goalkeeper punching clear ahead of Fred.
65' SAVE! A wonderful run forward from Paulinho opens up space on the counter attack for Brazil. He finds Neymar on the left, whose low shot at the near post is well saved by Corona.
64' Top goalkeeping from Corona to rush out and beat Neymar to what had looked like a well directed through ball from Hernanes.
Lovely 1-2 with Hulk and Neymar, but the beast fires wide. Shouts of "Lucas" echoing at the Castelão.— Fernando Duarte (@Fernando_Duarte) June 19, 2013
62' SUBSTITUTION - Hernanes replaces Oscar for Brazil.
60' Wonderful flowing move from Mexico sees Guardado come within inches of handing Chicharito a goal on a plate, but David Luiz does brilliantly to intercept.
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