Guillermo Ochoa Video: Watch Mexico Goalkeeper Make Saves Against Brazil During World Cup

Guillermo Ochoa, the starting goalie for the Mexican national team, made many impressive saves against Brazil on June 17.

Ochoa, who shut out Cameroon in El Tri’s first match on June 12, was a much-needed backbone for Mexico against the powerful Brazilian squad.

A particularly impressive save came after Neymar delivered a header to the left side of the goal.

Using the new goal line technology, which enables replays, it was shown that Ochoa dove toward the ball and swiped it just before it crossed the goal line.

Ochoa, 28, is currently a free agent professionally after playing for Ajaccio last season. He was on the 2006 and 2010 World Cup squads, but he never appeared in either tournament. He did start at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which Mexico won.

He has also had a series of stunning saves in the second half, including denying a header from Thiago Silva. 

Check out videos of his saves below.

 

Mexico will face Croatia on Monday, June 23 for its final group stage game.

Brazil will play Cameroon on the same day for its final group stage game.

See stats from the Mexico-Brazil game via AP below.

Shots_Brazil 14, Mexico 13.

Shots On Goal_Brazil 8, Mexico 3.

Yellow Cards_Brazil, Ramires, 45th minute; Thiago Silva, 79th. Mexico, Paul Aguilar, 59th; Jose Vazquez, 62nd.

Offsides_Brazil 4, Mexico 0.

Fouls Committed_Brazil 13, Mexico 18.

Fouls Against_Brazil 17, Mexico 13.

Corner Kicks_Brazil 5, Mexico 3.

Referee_Cuneyt Cakir, Turkey. Linesmen_Bahattin Duran, Turkey; Tarik Ongun, Turkey.

Lineups

Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Miguel Layun, Andres Guardado; Hector Herrera (Marco Fabian, 76th), Jose Vazquez; Giovani Dos Santos (Raul Jimenez, 84th), Oribe Peralta (Javier Hernandez, 74th).

Brazil: Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Paulinho, Oscar (Willian, 84th), Luiz Gustavo, Ramires (Bernard, 46th); Fred (Jo, 68th), Neymar.

 

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