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Brazil 0-1 Argentina: Lionel Messi scores on international return

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has scored five goals against Brazil

Lionel Messi scored on his first Argentina appearance since July as they beat old rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.

Messi had a penalty saved by Alisson in the friendly, but scored the rebound for his 69th international goal.

Gabriel Jesus had earlier missed a penalty for Brazil.

Barcelona forward Messi was returning from a three-month ban for saying the Copa America was "fixed for Brazil", with the hosts beating Argentina in the semi-final and Peru in the July final.

Brazil - who handed a late debut to Aston Villa striker Wesley - have failed to win in the five games since winning the Copa America.

Argentina are due to face Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday (19:15 GMT) but the game could be cancelled due to fighting in Israel.

Brazil will play South Korea in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (13:30 GMT), their last game before the 2022 World Cup qualifiers begin in March.

Line-ups

Brazil

  • 1Alisson
  • 2DaniloBooked at 27mins
  • 14MilitãoBooked at 64mins
  • 3Thiago Silva
  • 6Lobo SilvaSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 64'minutes
  • 8ArthurSubstituted forFabinhoat 55'minutes
  • 5CasemiroBooked at 22minsSubstituted forWesleyat 86'minutes
  • 10Tolentino Coelho de LimaSubstituted forCoutinhoat 45'minutes
  • 9Gabriel JesusSubstituted forRicharlisonat 71'minutes
  • 20Firmino
  • 19WillianSubstituted forRodrygoat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Marquinhos
  • 7Richarlison
  • 11Coutinho
  • 12Cerantola Fuzato
  • 13Felipe
  • 15Douglas Luiz
  • 16Lodi dos Santos
  • 17Fabinho
  • 18Wesley
  • 21Rodrygo
  • 22Leite de Souza Junior
  • 23Melo dos Santos Neto

Argentina

  • 23Andrada
  • 2Foyth
  • 6Pezzella
  • 19Otamendi
  • 3TagliaficoBooked at 61mins
  • 11OcamposSubstituted forGonzálezat 74'minutes
  • 15de PaulBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDomínguezat 90'minutes
  • 5ParedesBooked at 73minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 83'minutes
  • 20Lo CelsoSubstituted forAcuñaat 59'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 22MartínezSubstituted forAlarioat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Musso
  • 4Saravia
  • 7Mac Allister
  • 8Acuña
  • 9Agüero
  • 12Martínez
  • 13Alario
  • 14Kannemann
  • 17Domínguez
  • 18Rodríguez
  • 21Dybala
  • 24González
Referee:
Matthew Conger
Attendance:
22,541

Match Stats

Home TeamBrazilAway TeamArgentina
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away26

Live Text

Match ends, Brazil 0, Argentina 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brazil 0, Argentina 1.

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

Foul by Lionel Messi (Argentina).

Foul by Richarlison (Brazil).

Guido Rodríguez (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Guido Rodríguez.

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás Domínguez replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

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

Foul by Marcos Acuña (Argentina).

Foul by Renan Lodi (Brazil).

Nicolás González (Argentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Lucas Alario replaces Lautaro Martínez.

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

Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Argentina).

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Wesley replaces Casemiro.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Attempt blocked. Guido Rodríguez (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Guido Rodríguez replaces Leandro Paredes.

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

Attempt missed. Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Casemiro.

Attempt blocked. Marcos Acuña (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lautaro Martínez.

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

Foul by Leandro Paredes (Argentina).

Attempt missed. Marcos Acuña (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Alisson.

Attempt saved. Leandro Paredes (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Attempt saved. Nicolás González (Argentina) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás González replaces Lucas Ocampos.

Foul by Roberto Firmino (Brazil).

Rodrigo de Paul (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Leandro Paredes (Argentina) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Leandro Paredes (Argentina).

Foul by Richarlison (Brazil).

Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Rodrygo replaces Willian.

Substitution

Substitution, Brazil. Richarlison replaces Gabriel Jesus.

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Friday 15th November 2019

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