Alexandre Pato and Neymar scored two goals each as defending champion Brazil hit form with a 4-2 win over Ecuador on Wednesday to secure top spot in Group B and a spot in the Copa America quarterfinals.
Brazil advanced to a quarterfinal against Paraguay. Ecuador was eliminated.
Pato scored with a header in the 28th minute and a close-range shot in the 60th, while Neymar netted from inside the area in the 48th and 76th.
Striker Felipe Caicedo scored for Ecuador in the 37th and 58th.
“It was the type of match we needed,” Pato said. “It was like a final to us and we had to win it no matter what. We did it and advanced in first place, which is what we wanted.”