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Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise into World Cup quarter-finals

Brazil are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after beating Mexico 2-0 in their last-16 tie in Samara.

Neymar netted the opening goal in the second half before teeing up Roberto Firmino for an injury-time second, just minutes after the Liverpool striker had come off the bench.

FULL REPORT: Neymar takes centre stage as Brazil move in to last eight

Brazil: Alisson,Fagner,Thiago Silva,Miranda,Filipe Luis, Paulinho (Fernandinho 80),Casemiro,Willian (Marquinhos 90), Coutinho (Firmino 86),Neymar,Gabriel Jesus.

Subs Not Used: Cassio,Pedro Geromel,Renato Augusto,Marcelo, Danilo,Fred,Taison,Ederson.

Booked: Filipe Luis,Casemiro.

Goals: Neymar 51,Firmino 88.

Mexico: Ochoa,Alvarez (Jonathan 55),Ayala,Salcedo,Gallardo, Herrera,Marquez (Layun 46),Guardado,Vela,Hernandez (Jimenez 60), Lozano.

Subs Not Used: Jose de Jesus Corona,Gutierrez,Fabian,Giovani, Jesus Corona,Peralta,Aquino,Talavera.

Booked: Alvarez,Herrera,Salcedo,Guardado.

Att: 41,970

Ref: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy).

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