Some left elated. Others left deflated.
Of the scores of fans who packed Avaya Stadium in San Jose Monday morning to catch Mexico and Brazil square off in a round of 16 World Cup match, it was the supporters of Brazil who were all smiles after they saw their team on the stadium's video board score a 2-0 victory over El Tri.
Those fans who woke up early to catch the 7 a.m. kickoff were able to catch the action from either a grassy area next to the stadium's video board or from a portion of the stadium's seats that were opened up for viewing. The South Bay stadium is playing host to free watch parties throughout the international soccer tournament.
After a scoreless first half, Neymar tapped in a ball in front of the net to put Brazil on top in the 51st minute. Nearly 40 minutes later, Neymar poked a ball to Roberto Firmino who slotted it into the back of the net to give Brazil a 2-0 lead in the waning moments of the match.
With the win, the Brazilians advanced to the quarterfinals where they will face the winner of Belgium-Japan round of 16 match.
Mexico's loss marks the seventh World Cup in a row that the team has been bounced from the tournament in the round of 16.