Caught out with a lapse in concentration by Vargas' goal, though Luiz's lack of assertiveness hardly helped matters.
Played with his typical brand of aggression and borderline recklessness, but it served to ruffle the feathers of the opposition. However, he bizarrely allowed Vargas the space to shoot, in stead of closing him down.
Supported the attack well, and came up trumps at the other end of the field, with a last-ditch challenge to cut out a dangerous attack.
Not as ambitious in attack as Maicon on the opposite flank, but attended to his defensive duties diligently and was not caught out often.
Generally dealt with everything that came his way in the box, and was a tough, tough obstacle for the opposition to breach. Subbed for Dante in the second half.
Physical and imposing in the middle of the park, making it hard for the opposition to get into the box after patrolling on the edge of the area.
Composed and resourceful in possession, sliding in Hulk for the opener with a pinpoint through pass. A strong playmaking display.
Worked hard in the middle, and showcased his usual tendency to arrive late in the box, causing danger on a few Brazil attacks.
Smashed Brazil into the lead with an unstoppable effort, and nearly added another with a vicious volley that left the crossbar shaking.
Provided a few good knockdowns for the likes of Neymar, and was a decent target to pick out, but lacked dynamism.
Top of the Match
Absolutely electric on the night, tormenting the defense time and time again with his speed, dribbling and awareness of his teammates. Could have easily had a hat trick of assists on another night.
Solidified the defense in his usual manner.
Nearly lobbed Bravo with one of the last kicks of the game.
Added yet another running threat and was involved on a few breaks.
Looked threatening on the flanks, and used his pace to great effect on a number of attacks.