Argentina win 1-0 vs. Brazil in a historic, record breaking match


Argentina won 1-0 vs. Brazil in a historic, record breaking World Cup qualifying match.

Nicolás Otamendi scored the goal which gave Argentina the 1-0 win in a match that was was delayed. Brazilian police attacked Argentina fans before the start of the match and the Argentina national team went back to their locker rooms.

The match was delayed but Argentina were back on the pitch and it was a first half which saw many fouls and not much football. The second half had more football with Brazil pressuring early on.

Brazil had much of the ball and Emiliano Martínez made a very good save and minutes later, Argentina had an attack which got them a corner kick and a goal. It was Nicolás Otamendi who scored the header off the corner kick to give Argentina the 1-0 lead.

Lionel Scaloni made a substitution after the goal with Nicolás Tagliafico being substituted in for Marcos Acuña. Scaloni made more changes with Leandro Paredes coming on for Enzo Fernández, Nicolás González for Gio Lo Celso, Lionel Messi for Ángel Di María and Lautaro Martínez for Julián Álvarez.

Rodrigo De Paul was fouled by Joelinton and Brazil were red carded. Argentina would win 1-0 and it was a historic win.

This was the first time that Brazil lost a World Cup qualifying match at home.


  1. Romero – 8/10. Our best player again.

    Otamendi – much better than last match. Didn’t have to deal with counters. Fantastic goal. 7/10

    Dibu Martinez – had a couple of good saves and one bad clearance that Cuti Romero bailed him out. 7/10

    Thought Enzo and MacAllister did pretty well. MacAllister especially came into his own in the 2nd half. 7/10

    De Paul very bad in the first half. Terrible in that position, not good enough on the ball or in passing to beat the press. But smart to get under Brazuca skin and good once Paredes came in and he had a freer role. 6/10

    Lo Celso – did Ok. Rusty and lacking confidence. 6/10

    Molina again distracted when on the ball, losing it many times which really hurt our outlet. But better defensively. 5/10

    Acuña poor defensively. Didn’t do enough offensively. Had that good opportunity early on. 5/10

    Julian and Messi were missing in action. 5/10

    Nico Gonzalez 8/10 in the time he came on won lots of headers, helped move the ball out, and defended.

    Di Maria 7/10 big improvement in control cause he moved much more than a hobbled Messi. Almost busted the game open a couple of times. Played reserved to protect the win.

    Paredes 7/10 did his job well enough, allowing De Paul to move to his natural role.

    Lautaro 6/10 had one good pass to Di Maria. Other than that didn’t pressure well or win long balls like Nico.

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