Jun 12, 2014; Sao Paulo, BRAZIL; Detailed view of an official Adidas soccer ball during the game between Croatia against Brazil in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Andres Guardado breaks ankles of Brazilian midfield (GIF)


Brazil vs. Mexico is underway at at Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza, with both teams entering the half tied in a thrilling back-and-forth affair.

During the first half, both sides had great chances, but Mexico was sending the ball wide and Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa was stoning the Brazilian attack with a handful of world class saves, including this one that robbed Neymar of a goal.

There was also some incredible footwork in the midfield.

While the Brazilians are usually the team that is able to wow the crowd with their fancy footwork, it was Andres Guardado of Mexico that pulled off one of the more impressive displays during the first half.

After being cornered by three Brazilian players, Guardado was able to weave his way out of danger by “out-Braziling” Brazil.

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Here is how Guadardo was able to escape the pressure and create a Mexico attack:

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