Benjamin bullets ease Brazil through
A Benjamin hat-trick helped Brazil to a 7-1 win over Mexico and sent them through to the quarter-finals as Group D winners. The result eliminated the Aztecas, who lost 8-2 to the Seleção in the Rio de Janeiro 2007 final.
It took just 44 seconds for Brazil to take the lead. When Benjamin placed the ball to take a free-kick close to his own goal-line, there seemed little danger, but he rocketed it past Miguel Estrada in the Mexican goal. Andre doubled the South Americans' lead, before Benjamin scored another piledriver from distance.