Brazil sneak a last minute win over rivals Argentina in Saudi Arabia

Brazil sneak a last minute win over rivals Argentina in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia hosted the contest between the 2 South American giants Brazil and Argentina on Tuesday.

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Going into the game, the Selecao beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 while the Albiceleste trounced Irag 4-0.

Brazil starting XI: Alisson, Danilo, Marquinhos, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Arthur, Coutinho; Neymar, Firmino, Jesus

Argentina starting XI: Romero; Saravia, Otamendi, Pezzella, Tagliafico; Paredes, Correa, Battaglia, Lo Celso, Dybala; Icardi

Brazil dominated possession but struggled to forge clear-cut opportunities.

Coached by Tite, the Brazilians seemed to still have the cobwebs from their unconvincing performance against Saudi a few days earlier.

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Despite having the lion’s share of possession, both Giovani Lo Celso and Paulo Dybala came close to opening the scoring for Argentina.

Brazil’s best chance fell to Miranda and his effort was cleared off the line by Otamendi.

The 69th minute saw Neymar earn a free kick in a dangerous position. From the resultant free-kick, Arthur lashed a volley toward the Argentinian goal, only to be denied by Serio Romero.

Just as the contest seemed to be ending in a stalemate, Miranda rose highest and headed the winner in the 93rd minute. The victory earned Brazil bragging rights over their fierce rivals as well as the Super classico trophy.

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