Brazil hammers Cameroon as they win 4 – 1 Monday at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, topping Group A and moving on to the next round of the tournament.
Neymar, who scored two goals for Brazil, also netted the 100 goal of the 2014 World Cup.
Mexico tied with Brazil in terms of points as both teams scored with 7. However, Brazil topped the group due to goal differential with 5 points, while Mexico scored with 3 points.
Neymar scored a goal for Brazil early in the first half of the match, as he attacked with a right-footed shot through a cross by Luis Gustavo on the 16 – minute mark.
Cameroon immediately answers as Joel Matip nets with a right-footed shot from a cross by Nyom on the 25 – minute mark, equalizing the score.
Nevertheless, Brazil takes the lead once more as Neymar strikes with another right-footed shot with the help of Marcelo on the 35 – minute mark.
Brazil aggressively played on the second half of the match as they continued to score more goals in order to secure victory. Fred dives in with a header through a cross by David Luis, leading the team 3 – 1 on the 49 – minute mark.
Fernandinho further secures victory for the host country as he scores another goal on the 84 – minute mark of the match with a right-footed shot with the help of Oscar.
“When you’re living a dream and achieving a goal you’ve had since you were a child, you don’t feel any pressure. I’m doing what I’ve dreamed of, so I want to help my team-mates by scoring goals, defending, challenging for the ball, whatever’s needed to get us the win,” Neymar tells CBC Sports.
Meanwhile, Cameroon coach Volker Finke laments on BBC Sports: “Over the last two or three years we have not been that good but we managed to qualify for the World Cup and now we are disappointed we have not won a match.
“It’s terrible and we are suffering this but we have gained experience and what we need to do is focus and concentrate for the next challenge,” he further adds.
Brazill will soon face Chile at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.