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Argentina got a 1-0 victory over arch-rival Brazil in a friendly match at the King Saud University stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday.
Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi scored the only goal from a penalty shot at the 13th minute in the first half.On his return from a three-month ban, Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi scored the only goal from a penalty shot at 13th minute in the first half.
Messi missed Argentina’s previous four matches due to a suspension for accusing CONMEBOL of favouring hosts Brazil – who won their semi-final meeting – at the Copa America and he made a decisive impact in the friendly, billed as the Superclasico de las Americas, as the Selecao’s winless streak reached five games.
Brazil had the first big chance of the game after Jesus was brought to ground in the box by Paredes, but he sent his spot-kick wide of the post.
Minutes later, Argentina won a penalty and Messi saw his effort saved by Alisson but reacted quickest to put the rebound over the goal line. Argentina had the better chances in the second half, but they couldn’t add to their lead thanks to a few good saves from Alisson.
Through this win, Argentina’s unbeaten run extends to six games and they will be hoping to end their year on a high with another win against Uruguay on Monday.
Brazil’s winless run continues as Tite’s side are now without a win in five games. He will be hoping to turn things around in their next game though when they face South Korea.
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