By James Cormack and the 90 Minutes employees
With a complete of eight FIFA World Cup triumphs, Brazil and Argentina are sometimes acknowledged as the two heavyweights of South American soccer.
The two nations have produced a variety of the biggest gamers ever. The assembly fuels debate in the everlasting “GOAT” dialog between Diego Maradona and Pelé, whereas trendy legend Lionel Messi has usually battled Neymar – two gamers named by Maradona and Pelé as their successors – on the worldwide stage.
The Albiceleste’s clashes with the Selecao are sometimes very aggressive and may present moments of nice controversy, with neither group prepared to surrender an inch to their continental neighbors.
Also often called Superclassic of the Americasright here is the complete steadiness of the direct comparisons in the matches between Brazil and Argentina.
Argentina – Brazil 2-0 (AET) – January 1937
This match ended virtually at 02:00 native time in Buenos Aires, so it’s protected to say that Vicente de la Mata’s two targets in additional time are amongst the final targets in the lengthy and storied historical past of this lovely sport.
Argentina and Brazil had beforehand met in the 1937 Campeonato Sudamericano, profitable 1–0 because of Enrique Garcia’s purpose, they usually met once more in the play-offs after producing an similar file of 4 wins and one defeat every in the first stage.
A tricky closing characterised by a great quantity of failures required additional time to determine a winner. De la Mata’s two targets ensured Argentina received their fifth continental trophy.
Brazil – Argentina 0-1 – June 1990
Failures at the World Cup are taken fairly onerous by Brazil. Having received a file 5 instances, the Selecao’s intention was at all times to regain the golden trophy, however their hopes got here to an abrupt finish in the 1990 spherical of 16 at the Stadio Delle Alpi in Turin.
Brazil had not thrilled the Italian public at world Cup as in earlier tournaments and the waste in the closing third helped La Albiceleste resist the stress and rating the solely purpose of the match because of the magic of Diego Maradona.
The former Napoli star dribbled ahead and unlocked Brazil’s protection to ship Claudio Caniggia spherical goalkeeper Claudio Taffaril and rating.
Argentina – Brazil 2-2 (2-4p) – July 2004
Brazil despatched a younger Selecao group to the 2004 Copa America closing, with stars reminiscent of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Cafu and Roberto Carlos – who had all received the World Cup two years earlier – staying at house.
Carlos Alberto Parreira’s younger abilities put themselves firmly in rivalry for the 2006 World Cup by securing a monumental victory in opposition to Argentina in the closing, having crushed Mexico and Uruguay in the knockout levels.
After coming beneath criticism in the build-up to the match, Adriano scored seven targets, together with a 93rd-minute equaliser, to ship the closing into additional time after which penalties, the place Brazil triumphed 4-2.
Brazil – Argentina 3-0 – July 2007
Three years later Brazil and Argentina performed of their second consecutive Copa America closing, though this time the margin of victory for the former was a lot bigger.
An early purpose from Julio Baptista put the Selecao in management earlier than Dani Alves’ cross was deflected into his personal web by Roberto Ayala. Alves then grabbed the third from Vagner Love’s cross to verify Brazil’s eighth triumph in the competitors.
Argentina – Brazil 4-3 – June 2012
Playing at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Lionel Messi scored his second worldwide hat-trick for Argentina in an exhilarating 4-3 win over Brazil.
In a match that additionally noticed the late dismissals of Marcelo and Ezequiel Lavezzi, Romulo gave the Selecao the lead earlier than two targets from Messi in the house of 4 minutes gave La Albiceleste the lead.
Second-half efforts from Oscar and Hulk noticed the pendulum swing once more, however Federico Fernandez’s header leveled issues earlier than Messi accomplished his hat-trick with the match winner in the eighty fifth minute.
Argentina – Brazil 1-0 – July 2021
Messi needed to wait till the latter levels of his Argentina profession to win main trophies internationally, the first of which got here in 2021, when Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America closing.
In the twenty second minute Angel Di Maria’s lob was sufficient Messi and co to beat gamers of the caliber of Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro and Vinicius Junior for the title.
Brazil vs Argentina – Full head-to-head outcomes
Games performed: 109
Brazil wins: 43
Argentina wins: 40
Brazil vs Argentina: World Cup head-to-head file
Games performed: 4
Brazil wins: 2
Argentina wins: 1
Brazil-Argentina: Copa America head-to-head file
Games performed: 34
Brazil wins: 10
Argentina wins: 16
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