Super Neymar guides Brazil again, Azzuri upset Mexico

Super Neymar guides Brazil again, Azzuri upset Mexico

Super Neymar guides Brazil again, Azzuri upset Mexico

A ninth minute left footed volley from Brazilian poster boy Neymar kick started Brazil’s match to the Semi finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup as they beat Mexico 2-0 in their second group match at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza.

The 47m Barcelona signing produced an electrifying kick past Jose Corona the Mexican keeper in the 9th minute to send the full to capacity Estadio Castelao in frenzy. The Mexicans who looked outplayed by the Samba boys tried to make a come-back but their efforts did not materialize past Julio Cesar since David Luiz was too intact to allow any loophole.

Neymar was once again the centre of the second goal as his superb footwork on the left past two Mexican defenders created space for him inside the box, cutting back the ball to substitute Jo, who never made a mistake in netting his second goal of the campaign, both coming in as a sub.

History favored Mexico over Brazil prior to the fixture since no team has beaten the Seleccao more times than Mexico, but this time round, the gods were not on their side.

In another match the Azzurri cruised to semifinals with a 4-3 win over Japan. The loss now means Japan bow out of the tournament. Japan looked set for a recovery after losing to Brazil in their first match of the group, but the Azzuri came back stronger to net in four goals with the Blue Samurai only adding one.

Brazil are on top of group A with a two goal difference over Italy and the two sides will meet to decide the group leaders. Mexico will play Japan for formality since the two sides have already said bye to the Confederation Cup.

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