Brazil narrowly defeated Spain 2-1 and finished the group stage at the top of Group C while also qualifying to the quarterfinals of Portugal's 2015 World Cup. The match, played on Tuesday, July 14th closed the first phase of the tournament, and saw the elimination of the runner-up team from the previous edition.
The match was hard-fought as expected. It was a must win game in order to advance to the next round for the Spaniards, and it showed with their constant attack while looking for an opportunity.
Brazil, however, took the initiative, and although quickly taking over the lead, but the Spaniards evened the score 1-1. They came just a score from a win thanks to the remarkable performance of goalkeeper, Dona, though he could not do anything to stop the shot by Rodrigo towards the end.
Thus, Brazil will play on Thursday, July 16th against Russia as they look to advance to the semifinals.