PLAYER RATINGS | Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

Brazil picked up an all-important 1-0 win over Switzerland to become the second team of the tournament so far to make it to the next round of the FIFA World Cup.

It was a late goal from Manchester United’s Casemiro that brought about the win, as Alex Sandro also put in a crucial performance at left-back.

Key performers

Casemiro, 7: The midfielder had impressed against Serbia and his goal wasn’t the best part about his showing today, as the ex-Real Madrid man way key in dictating play and nullifying the opposition danger on the counter-attack.

Alex Sandro, 8: The Juventus man had done quite well in the previous game and he was arguably Brazil’s standout player even today, as he was vital in helping Brazil progress the ball from back to front especially in a game when the Selecao were missing Danilo.

Manuel Akanji, 7: The defender was probably Switzerland’s most important player, as he won three ground duels, won three tackles and made on interception. He wasn’t dribbled past even once, as he also made three clearances.

Full ratings

Brazil 0

Alisson: 6

Eder Militao: 6

Marquinhos: 7

Thiago Silva: 6

Alex Sandro: 8

Fred: 5

Casemiro: 7

Lucas Paqueta: 5

Raphinha: 6

Richarlison: 6

Vinicius Junior: 6

Switzerland 0

Yann Sommer: 7

Silvan Widmer: 6

Manuel Akanji: 7

Nico Elvedi: 6

Ricardo Rodriguez: 6

Remo Freuler: 5

Granit Xhaka: 6

Fabian Reider: 5

Djibril Sow: 6

Ruben Vargas: 6

Breel Embolo: 5

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