Brazil cruised into the World Cup last 16 with a 4-1 win against Cameroon on Monday—assuring their position atop Group A.
The hosts started brightly, creating lots of space in the Cameroon half and threatening to run riot.
A goal duly arrived in the 17th minute when Luiz Gustavo's cross was met by Neymar at the near post—the precocious Barcelona star guiding his finish into the far corner.
Just when you thought Brazil might run up a cricket score, however, Cameroon shocked the partisan crowd with an equaliser. Joel Matip was the man in the right place at the right time to bring things level.
Nyom great cross leads to goal 1-1 Cameroon https://t.co/kbtPFZFt3N— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 23, 2014
Brazil looked nervous, but it wasn't long before that man Neymar reasserted their lead with his second goal of the match.
Beautiful goal by Neymar 2-1 Brazil https://t.co/PFq1s46ayS— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 23, 2014
Brazil weren't done there. Early in the second half, striker Fred answered his critics with his first goal of the World Cup, to make it 3-1. There was more than a suspicion of offside about it, however.
There was more to come. As the clock ticked down, Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho came off the bench to make it 4-1 to the World Cup hosts.
VINE - GOL DE FERNANDINHO: https://t.co/QQpZTJfXFQ— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) June 23, 2014
Re-live all the action here.