Brazil vs. Cameroon: Player ratings
Júlio César - 7 - Faultless for the goal. Reliable when called upon.
Daniel Alves - 6.5 - Too easily beaten in the build up to Cameroon’s equaliser, but grew into the game. Still looks like a potential weak link for Brazil defensively.
Thiago Silva - 8 - The captain was at his best once more, particularly when covering the occasional spaces left by David Luiz and Marcelo.
David Luiz - 7.5 - Solid throughout and committed right to the end.
Marcelo - 7 - Took advantage of Neymar’s forays infield to overlap to good effect. A real a weapon for Brazil going forward.
Luiz Gustavo - 7 - Looked more comfortable after Fernandinho came on. Reliable as ever and got an assist for Neymar’s opener.
Paulinho - 6.5 - An improved performance, but still struggled to impact both in and out of possession. Will fear for his place after been replaced at half-time.
Hulk - 6.5 - Got into some good positions, but too often wasteful.
Neymar - 9 - Moved back to the left and gave his best performance of the tournament. Both his goals were well taken, particularly the second.
Oscar - 6.5 - Was quietly effective, but struggled to really grasp the game as he did against Croatia.
Fred - 7 - Goal will relieve some pressure and was much improved with his link up play and looked sharper in the final third.
Fernandinho - 7 - Scored a nice goal and brought better balance to the midfield. Surely a contender to displace Paulinho for the Chile game.
Ramires - 6.5 - Helped protect Daniel Alves in the closing moments. A disciplined cameo.
Willian - 6.5 - Gave Brazil fresh legs on the counter-attack and linked well with Oscar and Fred.