World Football

Mexico Keeper Guillermo Ochoa Denies Brazil's Neymar with Wonder-Save

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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2014

Mexico needed keeper Guillermo Ochoa to come up big against Brazil in the 2014 World Cup to give his squad a chance to win. It looks like he got the memo.

Midway through the first half, it looked like a header by Neymar was going to be good enough to put the first goal on the board. Unfortunately for Brazil, Ochoa came up with a spectacular save to rob Neymar of a goal.

Just how close was Neymar to scoring?

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Ochoa got there just in time.

This save was so good that it deserves another look:

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Ochoa wasn't done. The Mexico keeper had a number of other great saves, including one midway through the second half:

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Ochoa came up big one more time in the final minutes to keep the match scoreless:

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