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2 vs 0
Played
June 19, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo — Fortaleza, Ceará
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 50791‎
 
9′ Neymar
 
90+3′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Brazil 2-0 Mexico

Goal casts a critical eye on all the talent on show at the Confederations Cup clash at the Castelao, as the Selecao defeated El Tri following a goal and assist from Neymar.

By Eric Gomez

  • Julio César
    38
    1
    3.00

    Julio César

    The Selecao goalkeeper was just another spectator for much of the match, with Mexico failing to trouble him.

  • Daniel Alves
    34
    13
    3.00

    Daniel Alves

    The Barcelona right back was lively at the start of the game and helped make the game a more enjoyable affair, but faded badly.

  • Thiago Silva
    49
    6
    2.50

    Thiago Silva

    Picked up a booking for an unnecessary foul, but tough on Chicharito in the box throughout the 90 minutes.

  • David Luiz
    86
    5
    3.50

    David Luiz

    Saved a potential Mexico goal with a huge diving stop that proved to be absolutely crucial.

  • Marcelo
    47
    10
    3.50

    Marcelo

    Formed a lethal partnership on the wing with his soon-to-be Barca nemesis Neymar in the first half.

  • Oscar
    32
    21
    2.50

    Oscar

    Invisible thanks to Neymar and Hulk. Came off for Hernanes in an effort to bolster the midfield.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    31
    6
    3.00

    Luiz Gustavo

    Vital in defense after David Luiz came off for several minutes with a bloody nose. Quiet, but steady.

  • Paulinho
    44
    4
    3.00

    Paulinho

    Another industrious performance from the Inter and Tottenham target, who controlled the central area in an unassuming fashion.

  • Fred
    15
    30
    2.50

    Fred

    Invisible on the pitch due mostly to Neymar and Marcelo and didn't see much of the ball.

  • Neymar
    125
    9
    4.50

    Neymar Top of the Match

    TECATE Real Hombre of the Match: La Liga awaits with open arms. Another great performance from the Barcelona forward, scoring one and setting up another to ensure victory.

  • Hulk
    24
    24
    2.50

    Hulk

    Despite the consistent, huge ovations from the crowd, did not produce the level of danger expected of him.

Substitutions

  • Lucas
    26
    5
    2.50

    Lucas

    The PSG man received a massive ovation upon being subbed in, then disappeared into the fray.

  • Hernanes
    26
    6
    3.00

    Hernanes

    Brazil's first sub didn't too much to change the match, but put in a steady performance in the middle.

  • Jô
    50
    2
    3.00

    A late sub, Jo came on for a weak Fred in an attempt to give the attack fresh legs. It worked as he tapped home late on following good work from Neymar..

  • J. Corona
    25
    10
    3.00

    J. Corona

    Couldn't do much to stop Neymar's screamer, but was solid after that, making a pair of big stops.

  • Rodríguez
    5
    37
    2.50

    Rodríguez

    Unfortunate for 'Maza' to head on a cross that led to Neymar's spectacular opener. Otherwise, the Mexico skipper was solid.

  • Héctor Moreno
    19
    7
    2.50

    Héctor Moreno

    Came up with a play to prevent Brazil from scoring, but was also badly beaten on several one-on-ones with Brazil strikers.

  • Jose Andrés Guardado
    12
    23
    2.00

    Jose Andrés Guardado

    The Valencia man was off his game tonight, with several passes coming off with less than his usual accuracy.

  • Jorge Emmanuel Torres
    10
    23
    2.00

    Jorge Emmanuel Torres

    Invisible on the right wing. This was the Tigres man's chance to win back his starting spot, to no avail.

  • H. Mier
    38
    6
    2.50

    H. Mier

    A bundle of energy. Participated in Mexico's most dangerous offensive play in the first half, and settled in okay defensively.

  • G. Flores
    6
    27
    3.00

    G. Flores

    A bundle of energy, could have done more if not for sober Brazil defending.

  • C. Salcido
    13
    26
    3.00

    C. Salcido

    The former PSV and Fulham vet is still vital for Mexico. His intensity in the midfield is unmatched.

  • Gerardo Torrado
    10
    39
    1.50

    Gerardo Torrado Flop of the Match

    A relic in the midfield. The Cruz Azul star was very late on several occasions and dished out plenty of rough contact.

  • Giovani dos Santos
    62
    5
    3.00

    Giovani dos Santos

    The Mallorca star was Mexico's top dog in the first half, before Brazil's defensive adjustments kept him at bay.

  • Javier Hernández
    21
    30
    2.50

    Javier Hernández

    Not much for the Manchester United striker to do as too often he was taking passes in the midfield, not the box.

Substitutions

  • H. Herrera
    21
    9
    2.00

    H. Herrera

    Ineffective as Mexico's first sub, considering his job was to go box-to-box.

  • Pablo Edson Barrera
    37
    3
    3.00

    Pablo Edson Barrera

    Unexpected fireworks from Barrera, who proved to be tough on Marcelo in the second half.

  • R. Jiménez
    18
    8
    2.50

    R. Jiménez

    The game's last sub was paired with Chicharito in a final attempt to get level.

Results
Group A Matchday 1
Times In EDT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres
Striker
Chelsea
5 0
Fred Fred
Striker
Fluminense
5 0
Abel Hernández Abel Hernández
Striker
Palermo
4 1
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
4 0
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Man United
3 1