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Brazil edge past Argentina with injury-time winner

Neymar beats his man
Neymar set up the winner with a corner but was otherwise quiet during the game

Miranda headed an injury-time winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Argentina to win a four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.

The defender was left unmarked at the near post to head home from a corner.

It was a dramatic finale to what had been a drab contest of few chances at King Abdullah Sports City stadium.

Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all disappointed against an inexperienced Argentina side lacking star names, including Lionel Messi.

With Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria also absent, the game will be heartening for temporary boss Lionel Scaloni, despite defeat, after a defensive but disciplined and committed display from his young side.

His Brazilian counterpart Tite will have more concerns following a largely uninspiring and flat performance from a team with too much attacking talent to offer any convincing excuses.

It was Miranda who went closest throughout the game, heading over from a corner and seeing a shot blocked on the line by Nicolas Otamendi in the first half before making his decisive contribution in the second minute of added time in the second.

The closest Argentina came to a goal was a Paulo Dybala free-kick that cleared the crossbar by a foot.

Line-ups

Argentina

  • 1Romero
  • 26SaraviaBooked at 69mins
  • 6Pezzella
  • 17Otamendi
  • 3TagliaficoSubstituted forAcuñaat 82'minutes
  • 20Lo CelsoBooked at 64minsSubstituted forSalvioat 73'minutes
  • 30BattagliaBooked at 84mins
  • 5ParedesBooked at 18mins
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMartínezat 58'minutes
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forSimeoneat 88'minutes
  • 11CorreaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forPereyraat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kannemann
  • 4Bustos
  • 7Pereyra
  • 8Acuña
  • 13Funes Mori
  • 14Meza
  • 15Ascacibar
  • 18Salvio
  • 19Simeone
  • 23Rulli
  • 24Cervi
  • 27Martínez

Brazil

  • 1Alisson
  • 2DaniloSubstituted forFabinhoat 53'minutes
  • 13Marquinhos
  • 3MirandaBooked at 71mins
  • 16Filipe Luís
  • 15Ramos de Oliveira Melo
  • 5Casemiro
  • 11Coutinho
  • 9Gabriel JesusSubstituted forRicharlisonat 65'minutes
  • 20Roberto Firmino
  • 10NeymarBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 4Militão
  • 6Lobo Silva
  • 7Richarlison
  • 8Renato Augusto
  • 12Nascimento de Castro
  • 14Fabinho
  • 17Souza Silva
  • 18Fred
  • 19Malcom
  • 21Lucas Moura
  • 22Megiolaro Alves
  • 23Ederson
Referee:
Dr. Felix Brych
Attendance:
62,315

Match Stats

Home TeamArgentinaAway TeamBrazil
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Argentina 0, Brazil 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Argentina 0, Brazil 1.

Offside, Brazil. Marquinhos tries a through ball, but Richarlison is caught offside.

Richarlison (Brazil) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Argentina).

Offside, Argentina. Sergio Romero tries a through ball, but Lautaro Martínez is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Argentina 0, Brazil 1. Miranda (Brazil) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Germán Pezzella.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.

Attempt blocked. Richarlison (Brazil) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Renzo Saravia (Argentina).

Attempt blocked. Coutinho (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Giovanni Simeone replaces Mauro Icardi.

Attempt blocked. Germán Pezzella (Argentina) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leandro Paredes with a cross.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Filipe Luís.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Roberto Pereyra.

Attempt blocked. Casemiro (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Rodrigo Battaglia (Argentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rodrigo Battaglia (Argentina).

Miranda (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mauro Icardi (Argentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Marcos Acuña replaces Nicolás Tagliafico.

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rodrigo Battaglia (Argentina).

Arthur (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roberto Pereyra (Argentina).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Brazil).

Attempt missed. Neymar (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Neymar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Argentina).

Foul by Coutinho (Brazil).

Germán Pezzella (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Eduardo Salvio replaces Giovani Lo Celso.

Booking

Miranda (Brazil) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Miranda (Brazil).

Roberto Pereyra (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Arthur (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Neymar.

goal

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Tuesday 16th October 2018

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