Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi Scores On Argentina Return To Sink Brazil

Sunday, 17 Nov, 2019

Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Brazil during their global friendly in King Saud University Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday.

La Albiceleste celebrated the Superclasico de las Americas win over Brazil, paraded the King Saud University Stadium flaunting the trophy - which unfortunately have been Argentina's only source for an global trophy in the last two years.

Messi, who scored with a pair of free-kicks in his closing game with Barcelona, twice threatened from position items within the 2nd half of ahead of Liverpool 'keeper Alisson beat away a highly efficient drive from Leandro Paredes. I did not want to be part of this corruption, we shouldn't have to be part of this disrespect we suffered during the Copa America. "He kicked two people and the referee did nothing".

"I argued with the ref and he kept laughing", Silva said. "Admiration has to be set aside", he explained. I'm not going to tell an old man, because he'll be mad at me, but have a coach shut up.

'As much as there is rivalry, respect has to come first'.

Messi condemned Brazil to a fifth straight game without a win in his first appearance since facing a three-month ban.

Messi missed two chances to double Argentina's lead before halftime, with defender Eder Militao and Alisson blocking the opportunities.

The result was encouraging for Argentina, who have now gone six games without defeat - their longest such run since 2016.

Otherwise it was a scrappy and disjointed affair, though Argentina looked considerably more threatening in the final third and were unfortunate to not add to the score in the second half. I believe that this system, defensively, gives us a lot.

The assembly between the 2 South American giants was the second in Saudi Arabia in little over a yr. Brazil beat Argentina 1-Zero in Jeddah in October 2018.