His replacement Felipe Luis usually is more solid defensively and gets forward well but has just come back from a broken leg, while, Fagner, who played on the right is no Alves.
In the second match, Belgium came from behind to defeat Japan 3-2.
After the departure of two of the world's best footballers in recent times, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, on the first day of the last 16 of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation, the focus shifted to Brazilian star Neymar, who is thought to be the next big thing in world football.
"I do not know how to stop Neymar - he is very unpredictable", Meunier admitted after setting up the late victor in a thrilling 3-2 round-of-16 victory against Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday.
"In Neymar's defence he has been fouled more than any other player at this World Cup and he is regularly the target of rough treatment".
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Neymar was being defended by many in Brazil, especially because he has been playing well and is helping the team succeed at the World Cup, but he continued to be loudly criticized internationally for his antics.
After releasing Willian with a back-heel, Neymar raced into the penalty area and slid to tap his teammate's return cross into the net.
"In the World Cup you want to be ideal but it's about getting through, it's about winning", Martinez said.
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand said Belgium will now take momentum into their last-eight tie with five-time world champions Brazil.
"But my God, Neymar was even given the man of the match by Federation Internationale de Football Association, but we need to have Federation Internationale de Football Association looking at this, the way he behaved in this game, I can't find any other way [of describing it] than disgraceful".
This is supposed to be Belgium's golden generation, and perhaps for the first time we are beginning to see why. They caused problems for Brazil, too, initially. We wasted a lot of time because of one single player.
Tite also played a big role in the victory over Mexico, deciding to replace Philippe Coutinho with Firmino.