The long run of Argentine defeats to Brazil at full international level was finally brought to an end on Wednesday in Qatar, and although it was an inconsequential friendly, the result – sealed by a 92nd minute moment of brilliance from Lionel Messi – could well give a huge psychological boost to Sergio Batista’s reign as Argentina boss. Brazil were better in the first half, and Daniel Alves hit the crossbar, but in the second Argentina improved with the introduction of Ever Banega, and with Messi and Javier Pastore working well throughout, the Barcelona star applied to coup de grace in the final minute. You can see the goal right here.
Argentina 1 – 0 Brazil, international friendly, 17th November 2010
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