FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(FORTALEZA, Brazil) — Brazil had many scoring opportunities but could not slip one past Mexican goal keeper Guillermo Ochoa, leading the two countries to a 0-0 draw at the World Cup Tuesday.
Ochoa was remarkable in net, making six saves — many from point-blank range — tying the country’s record for most saves by a keeper in a World Cup match since 1966. Ochoa started his masterful performance in the 26th minute when he dove to the right side of the net just in time to stop a header from Brazilian star, Neymar.
Ochoa continued to thwart Brazil’s offensive attacks the rest of the game, resulting in Mexico’s first point ever versus Brazil in a World Cup game.
“In the end, a 0-0 mirrors what happened, it was a very hard-fought match,” Brazilian head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. “The draw wasn’t a good result because a victory would have already allowed us to advance, but we need to be able to respect our opponent, which played very well.”
The game leaves both Mexico and Brazil with four points after two games in Group A play, with Brazil holding the goal differential tiebreaker.
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