Brazil are set to face arch-rivals Argentina on November 15, 2019. The 111th meeting between the two teams will take place in the unfamiliar surroundings of King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh. This will be the first meeting between the sides since the Copa America 2019 semi-finals which Brazil won 2-0 and then went to win the tournament as well. In head-to-head records between the sides, Brazil have a slight advantage over their South American rivals as in the 110 encounters so far, they have won 46 while Argentina are victorious in 39 matches. The recent results have also been in favour of the Brazilians, in last five matches, they have won three while Argentina have only one victory to their name. The other match ended in a 1-1 draw. Lionel Messi Set To Return For Brazil vs Argentina Friendly After 3-Month Ban, Star Forward Posts Pictures From Training Session.
The return of Lionel Messi after his ban will add extra glamour to this prestigious fixture. The Barcelona captain is back after missing four games due to suspension, which he received for accusing COMNEBOL of corruption during this year’s Copa America. Brazil, however, will be without their superstar Neymar as he remains sidelined after suffering a hamstring injury during the last international break. Manchester City shot-stopper Ederson will also be unavailable because of injury.
Brazil vs Argentina – July 3, 2019 – Brazil Won 2-0
The most recent meeting between the sides was in the semi-finals of Copa America 2019 which Brazil won comfortably. Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 19th minute for the hosts. Albiceleste pushed hard for an equaliser but were unable to make a comeback as Roberto Firmino’s 71st-minute strike was enough to seal the victory for the Brazilians.
Argentina vs Brazil – October 16, 2018 – Brazil Won 1-0
The two teams met in a friendly at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Saudi Arabia. This match was mostly dominated by the Brazilians but were unable to make a breakthrough early on. Leo Messi-less Argentina struggled in front of the goal as they managed only one shot on target. As the match was heading for a stalemate Miranda popped up with an Injury time winner for Brazil.
Brazil vs Argentina – June 9, 2017 – Argentina Won 1-0
Once again the South American rivals faced off in a friendly match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. This was Jorge Sampaoli’s first game in charge of the Albiceleste and it ended in a morale-boosting win. Gabriel Mercado’s goal right on half-time was enough for the Argentines to record a win.
Brazil vs Argentina – November 11, 2016 – Brazil Won 3-0
This was a match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup COMNEBOL qualifiers and Brazil thrashed their neighbours to make a strong statement. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring before Neymar doubled the home sides lead right on half-time. Argentina hardly troubled the Brazil defence and their fate was sealed by Paulinho right at the start of the second half.
Argentina vs Brazil – November 13, 2015 – March Drawn 1-1
The 2018 World Cup Qualifying match was postponed by 24 hours because of heavy rainfall. Argentina started in a positive way as Ezequiel Lavezzi opened the scoring and put the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute but Lucas Lima levelled the scoring just before the hour mark. Brazil held on to a draw as defender David Luiz was sent off in the final minutes of the game.
Argentina are on a great run of form before going into this match as they are unbeaten in their last five games and with Leo Messi back will be eager to get a win against their rivals. Brazil, on the other hand, have not won a single game since their Copa America final victory as they have drawn three and lost once.