Lionel SCALONI’s record now has a loss, as his team fell 1-0 against eternal rivals Brazil.
Two wins, one draw and one loss is now the record for SCALONI as coach of the Argentina national team. A late MIRANDA goal as the Brazilian defender was left completely unmarked and headed past Sergio ROMERO. Despite Brazil fielding what is arguably their strongest XI, SCALONI put out what is still an inexperienced line-up but a positive display from his back line is something which should leave any Argentina fan happy, despite the defeat.
Renzo SARAVIA kept shutting down any Brazilian threat down his side while Nicols OTAMENDI and German PEZZELLA formed a formidable partnership. As for Nicolas TAGLIAFICO, he continues to make that left back position his.
Giovani LO CELSO came closest to score several times while Paulo DYBALA and Mauro ICARDI didn’t show much threat moving forward. Leandro PAREDES showed positive signs and grew as the match went on while Rodrigo BATTAGLIA looked out of his element at times.
November’s friendly matches will bring only one opponent, Mexico, as the two nations will play twice in Argentina.