Mexico Star Lashes Out At Neymar's Play-Acting

Thiago Silva celebrates with Neymar after scoring during the match

Ochoa always saves his best for Brazil as evidenced in the previous World Cup when Brazil met Mexico.

Mexico and Brazil kick off 2018 World Cup soccer games on Monday in the highest profile knockout stage game thus far.

Neymar scored one goal and created another as his increasingly impressive Brazil side overpowered the Mexicans 2-0 in sweltering conditions.

When it comes to Neymar, if you blink, you invariably miss it.

Substitute Miguel Layun was fortunate to escape punishment when he appeared to stand on Neymar's leg 20 minutes from time as the two clashed on the touchline, although the Brazil man's histrionics did not help his cause in convincing referee Gianluca Rocchi to brandish a card.

Neymar writhed around and convulsed as if he had received an electric shock.

Neymar's influence was clear in stats that showed that in Russian Federation he has attempted more shots and created more goalscoring chances than any other player.

"We played toe-to-toe against a team like Brazil and that speaks very well of Mexico's posture and attitude", Osorio said in his news conference after the game.

"This is a very bad example for the world and the world of football". Neymar, true to form, exaggerated the foul.

"There is no doubting the ability of him".

In the opening stages against Mexico, Brazil were under pressure from an excited opposition side who looked to continue their intense pressing and harrying in midfield, before releasing the talents of Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano, and Carlos Vela.

"But it really is pathetic when he is rolling around as if he is in agony". "In the coming days the bosses will take a decision and I will take mine". "I want to congratulate the whole team", he continued.

Whatever your take, the Neymar show will roll into Kazan on Friday looking its slickest for some months. Twenty-year-old Edson Alvarez filled in at right-back, Tigres' Hugo Ayala came in at center-back and 39-year-old Rafa Marquez started as the holding midfielder.

Despite a great effort from Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa that was reminiscent of his otherworldly performance against Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, El Tri didn't have the players to compete with Brazil on that day.

Brazil got off to a slow start drawing with Switzerland, but eventually topped Group E, after victories over Costa Rica and Serbia. Neymar opened the scoring in the 51st minute, sliding in to tap home a ball served in precisely by Willian. "I pushed myself hard to be here", he said. "I just hope it's his football skills we're talking about after the quarter-finals, not his amateur dramatics".