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Mexico Holds Brazil to Goalless Draw

Sports | June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 09:22| Views: 844 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: Mexico Holds Brazil to Goalless Draw Players of Mexico applaud supporters after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A match against Brazil. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Tournament hosts Brazil were held to a 0:0 draw by Mexico in their second group match of the World Cup.

Although there were no goals in Fortaleza on Tuesday evening, the game did not lack chances. Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa intervened with some top class saves on several occasions, which denied Brazil's attackers.

On their part, the "Aztecs" were not fixed only on defending, as they pressured Brazil and constructed quick counter-attacks. Brazil's Julio Cesar was the less busy of the two goalkeepers, but only because most of Mexico's good chances scraped inches wide or high of the goal.

Neymar was once again the most active player for the home side, but many of those around him failed to impress. Another bright performance came from the young Bernard, who came on in the second half, and drove some nice crosses in from the right side.

Another substitute, Mexico's Javier Hernandez, also added some flare to his tiring teammates and created a number of chances.

After two matches, Brazil and Mexico lead Group A with 4 points each and look favorites to progress. Croatia and Cameroon, who play each other on Wednesday, have 0 points.

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