Refrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Let's work together to keep the conversation civil. Brazil beat Serbia to top group.
The five-times world champions finished top of Group E with seven points and will face Mexico in the second round. Serbia ended in third place with three points. Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic denied Neymar with a one-hand clearance 83' - Chance! This time Neymar's shot, from the top of the box, went tantalisingly over the Serbia crossbar 82' - Substitution! Filip Kostic is replaced by Nemanja Radonjic 80' - Substitution! Thiago Silva doubled the lead for Brazil Neymar curled the corner kick into the near post and Thiago Silva headed it into the net from six yards.
Aleksandar Mitrovic's header was straight to Brazil keeper Alisson 63' - Nervy moments for Brazil defenders. Brazil keeper Alisson's diving punch was headed in by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
But unfortunately it hit Thiago Silva's thigh and went back to Alisson. But nothing substantial came off them 57' - SAVE!
Neymar's shot from the left side was palmed out by Serbian keeper Vladimir Stojkovic. Good counter run from the Brazilian forwards 56' - Corner for Serbia. Headed out easily by Jesus 55' - Serbia enjoying a stretch of dominant possession in the Brazilian half.
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But failed to find clear chance on goal 52' - Willian's cross-in into the Serbian box was cleared out by Serbian defender 48' - Yellow Card! HT - Brazil lead Serbia at the half-time break Paulinho gave Brazil a halftime lead over Serbia with a superbly-taken goal.
Philippe Coutinho lofted a pass forward from just inside the Serbia half and Paulinho timed his run perfectly to get between three defenders and flick the ball over goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic in the 36th minute.
The five-times world champions need a draw to reach the last Easily headed out by Brazilian player 39' - Corner for Serbia.
Paulinho put Brazil in the lead Philippe Coutinho with a perfect pass for Paulinho, who chipped the ball over the charging Serbian goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic and gave Brazil an important lead.
First booking of the match went to Adam Ljajic, for a late challenge on Neymar 29' - Neymar found Jesus who ran into the Serbian box with the ball, but his shot was blocked away for a corner.
Neymar's shot from the left of the Serbian inner box was palmed away by goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.
Good one-two between Jesus and Neymar in the build-up 22' - Second corner for Serbia. Brazil goalkeeper Alisson punched it out. Comfortably cleared by Serbia 16' - Willian shot it well over the Serbian goal from the right flank, after a good counter run by Brazil 15' - Corner for Serbia.
The delivery from Aleksandar Kolarov was too high for the strikers to take advantage 12' - Brazil keeper Alisson punched away the ball to safety, a cross-in from a Serbian free-kick 10' - Substitution! Early forced change for Brazil.
Attacking start from Brazil 2' - Coutinho's shot was blocked by his own teammate Jesus, who was off-side too Here we go Read Post a comment. Login from existing account Facebook Google Email.
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