Best photos from Brazil vs. Mexico

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Neymar converted on a wonderful cross from Willian early in the second half to take the lead and Roberto Firmino added an insurance goal in the 88th minute to beat Mexico 2-0.

<p>Brazil’s Neymar, bottom, challenges for the ball with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Neymar, bottom, challenges for the ball with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

<p>Neymar Jr of Brazil passes the ball to Roberto Firmino of Brazil for Brazil’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Neymar Jr of Brazil passes the ball to Roberto Firmino of Brazil for Brazil’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

<p>Javier Hernandez of Mexico collides with Alisson of Brazil as they compete for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Javier Hernandez of Mexico collides with Alisson of Brazil as they compete for the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

<p>Brazil’s Casemiro in action with Mexico’s Hector Herrera REUTERS/David Gray </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Casemiro in action with Mexico’s Hector Herrera REUTERS/David Gray

<p>Neymar Jr of Brazil scores his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Neymar Jr of Brazil scores his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

<p>Brazil’s Neymar, top, celebrates with team mate Paulinho after scoring his side’s opening goal during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Neymar, top, celebrates with team mate Paulinho after scoring his side’s opening goal during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

<p>Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, left, blocks a kick by Mexico’s Javier Hernandez, right, during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, left, blocks a kick by Mexico’s Javier Hernandez, right, during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

<p>Mexico’s Miguel Layun and Brazil’s Neymar during the match REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Mexico’s Miguel Layun and Brazil’s Neymar during the match REUTERS/Michael Dalder

<p>Alisson of Brazil and Thiago Silva of Brazil celebrate after teammate Roberto Firmino scores their sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Alisson of Brazil and Thiago Silva of Brazil celebrate after teammate Roberto Firmino scores their sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

<p>Hugo Ayala of Mexico is challenged by Philippe Coutinho of Brazil during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Hugo Ayala of Mexico is challenged by Philippe Coutinho of Brazil during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

<p>Brazil’s Casemiro in action with Mexico’s Hector Herrera REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Casemiro in action with Mexico’s Hector Herrera REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

<p>Neymar Jr of Brazil celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Neymar Jr of Brazil celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

<p>Brazil’s defender Fagner heads the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s defender Fagner heads the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

<p>Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa punches the ball clear of Brazil’s Casemiro REUTERS/David Gray </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Mexico’s Guillermo Ochoa punches the ball clear of Brazil’s Casemiro REUTERS/David Gray

<p>Brazil’s Neymar reacts during the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Neymar reacts during the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

<p>Brazil’s Casemiro and Gabriel Jesus in action with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez REUTERS/David Gray </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Casemiro and Gabriel Jesus in action with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez REUTERS/David Gray

<p>Brazil’s forward Gabriel Jesus (R) is tackled by Mexico’s defender Carlos Salcedo during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s forward Gabriel Jesus (R) is tackled by Mexico’s defender Carlos Salcedo during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)

<p>Mexico’s Hugo Ayala in action with Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Mexico’s Hugo Ayala in action with Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

<p>Mexico’s Carlos Vela in action with Brazil’s Willian and Fagner REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Mexico’s Carlos Vela in action with Brazil’s Willian and Fagner REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

<p>Brazil’s Neymar, left, and Mexico’s Edson Alvarez go for a header during their round of 16 match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Brazil’s Neymar, left, and Mexico’s Edson Alvarez go for a header during their round of 16 match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

<p>Mexico’s Carlos Salcedo heads the ball during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Mexico’s Carlos Salcedo heads the ball during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

<p>Mexico’s forward Javier Hernandez (R) vies for the ball with Brazil’s goalkeeper Alisson during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Mexico’s forward Javier Hernandez (R) vies for the ball with Brazil’s goalkeeper Alisson during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)

<p>Carlos Vela of Mexico tackles Paulinho of Brazil during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Carlos Vela of Mexico tackles Paulinho of Brazil during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

<p>Neymar Jr wins a header over Edson Alvarez of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) </p>
Brazil vs. Mexico

Neymar Jr wins a header over Edson Alvarez of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at Samara Arena on July 2, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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