Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Seleção player ratings
Júlio César - 6.5 - Largely untroubled throughout, but made a decent save to deny Raúl Jiménez in the closing stages.
Daniel Alves - 6.5 - Showed great desire to get forward, but was too inconsistent in the final third. Had a good battle with Miguel Layún.
Thiago Silva - 8.5 - The only Brazil player who can be truly satisfied with his night’s work. He made countless interceptions and blocks at the back, while going forward he created a great chance for Luiz Gustavo and forced a smart stop from the impenetrable Guillermo Ochoa.
David Luiz - 7 - Solid performance from Paris Saint-Germain stopper. Coped with the clever of movement of Giovani dos Santos with reasonable ease.
Marcelo 7 - Played with great energy and ambition but, like Alves, struggled in the final third. When he did get in a good position, he chose to fall under little contact in the area and wasted one of Brazil’s best attacks.
Luiz Gustavo - 6.5 - As against Croatia, often found himself overstretched, particularly in the second half. Protected the defence the best he could.
Paulinho - 5 - Completely anonymous. With his forward runs blocked off, he offered very little. Brazil would be better balanced with Hernanes or Fernandinho, who are more obvious supporting players for Luiz Gustavo.
Ramires - 6.5 - Worked hard and helped keep Brazil balanced. Unlucky to be replaced at half-time.
Oscar - 6.5 - Oscar was outstanding against Croatia, but struggled to have the same impact tonight. Mexico’s back five was well organised and he struggled to consistently get beyond Layún.
Neymar - 6.5 - Had moments, but was often on the fringes of the contest.
Fred - 4.5 - Static and gave Brazil nothing up front. It was a surprise that he lasted 68 minutes.
Bernard - 6 - A willing runner, but struggled to get in positions where he could go at the wing-backs and cause problems.
Jô - 6 - More of a threat than Fred, but only managed one half chance in his 22 minutes on the pitch.
Willian - N/A