Copa do Mundo 2018, Oitavas-de-Final: Brasil vs. México, 2 de Julho de 2018

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Century's Best, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I loved the moment when Fagner earned a goal kick when he kept pace with the attacker and slid in at the right moment.

    His teammates' reactions were excited and lifting him up. Watching things like that and G Jesus working together with Firmino when everyone is calling for one to replace the other show a team united for the right reasons, unlike some in the recent past.
     
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  2. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    The good part is we may have an easy opponent in final. If someone takes out Croatia then we may have an easy ride.....2 more tough matches to go.
     
  3. Estuardo A. Lopez

    Jul 9, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Watching the game again and I must say that Neymar's move on the first goal where he drags the entire Mexican defense into the middle and then passes the ball to Willian is truly the creation of a genius. One can say, and I hope you all forgive, that it was "Maradonaesque." Sometimes it takes a genius to score in a difficult game and that's what Neymar is and what he did today.
     
  4. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mexico defense focused heavily on Coutinho. That gave some space for William to shine.
     
  5. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Mexico started very well, but as long as they didn't score, it was obvious to me they were going to gas out. After the first 20 mins, they looked done. I still think they found too much space early on, but we took control of the game. They had a good spell after we went up 1 x 0 and I do wish our passing was crisper at times, but it was a solid performance.

    The first goal came from basically us breaking our shape in attack and going for the "improviso". Neymar ran to the right dragging players with him which typically I don't like and Willian crossed behind him.

    Props to Neymar, he made the difference.
     
  6. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Casemiro is out of the qf...Is there any other player who will be penalized because of yellow card ? Is neymar and coutinho's yellow card from earlier matches wiped off ? Can anyone please confirm ?
     
  7. Emperor Adriano

    Emperor Adriano Member+

    Jun 17, 2009
    Utica NY (the refugee city)
    Club:
    Santos FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    You agree tho ? I wouldn't change Jesus
     
  8. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    Congrats. Another good show for Brazil. I hope to see you guys on semi.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I still have the same stance as I had on it before. I prefer Firmino coming off the bench. Yeah, Jesus is capable of more but it's not like he hasn't done a thing for us. We need to find a way to get him a goal because it's a confidence thing.
     
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  10. Mengão86

    Mengão86 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Nov 16, 2005
    Maryland, RJ/ES/PE
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Likewise.
     
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  11. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Wiped out after the QFs. If they get a yellow they are out of the SF.
     
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  12. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Japan not playing bad at all
     
  13. Estuardo A. Lopez

    Jul 9, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Here's to wishing you "survive" the Uruguay match. No, no, I mean it. It is going to be interesting seeing Mbappe with an Uruguay defender on him. Also, i don't think Mbappe will be making many galloping runs against the Uruguayans.
     
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  14. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    We will come on top even if we get injured in the process. :thumbsup:
     
  15. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Uruguay vs france is 50-50. France has defeated a crappy Argentina. They also conceded in that process. Uruguay is always difficult opponent
     
  16. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I think you guys get through as well, but Mbappe won't be getting the same space. Honestly I expect Uruguay to go close to full bunker mode specially even Cavani is out. Having said that, he has other skills like the first goal he scored vs Argentina. That was no break away goal. And you guys have enough other threats to beat them IMO.
     
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  17. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Each game is a different story. I think Argentina scoring 3 wasn't indicative of France's defensive quality. Di Maria's goal was a belter and the 2nd goal was a deflection.
     
  18. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    3Rd was a field goal
     
  19. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    3rd France had turned it off IMO. That's why Messi got all that time and space.
     
  20. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Japan 1*0...
     
  21. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Vamos japan
     
  22. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Woooooooooooo 2*0
     
  23. ripalino

    ripalino Member

    Feb 26, 2013
    Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    ********ing absurd :)
     
  24. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    I don't get surprised anymore. This whole world cup has been weird. Buckle up and sit tight, no team is safe now! :speechless:
     
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  25. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    RIO AND CHICAGO
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    My GOD what a day.
    Just catching my breath and catching up with all messages.
    Willian terrific but Neymar MOM. One goal and one assist and tactically perfect.
     

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