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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.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 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


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


Formation 4-4-2

  • 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


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

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brazil 0, Argentina 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brazil 0, Argentina 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lionel Messi (Argentina).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Richarlison (Brazil).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Guido Rodríguez.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás Domínguez replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marcos Acuña (Argentina).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Renan Lodi (Brazil).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Argentina. Lucas Alario replaces Lautaro Martínez.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Lautaro Martínez (Argentina).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Brazil. Wesley replaces Casemiro.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Argentina. Guido Rodríguez replaces Leandro Paredes.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 15th November 2019

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