Messi Scores Rebound For His 69th International Goal

Messi Scores  Rebound For His 69th International Goal

Lionel Messi scored the rebound for his 69th international goal. Messi had a penalty saved by Alisson in the friendly. He scored on his first Argentina appearance since July as they beat old rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia

Meanwhile the Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was returning from a three-month ban for saying the Copa America was "fixed for Brazil", with the hosts beating Argentina in the semi-final and Peru in the July final.

More over, Gabriel Jesus had earlier missed a penalty for Brazil. Brazil - who handed a late debut to Aston Villa striker Wesley - have failed to win in the five games since winning the Copa America.


Argentina are due to face Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday (19:15 GMT) but the game could be cancelled due to fighting in Israel. Brazil will play South Korea in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (13:30 GMT), their last game before the 2022 World Cup qualifiers begin in March.


Argentina Line Up
Brazil Line Up
23 Andrada
2 Foyth
6 Pezzella
19 Otamendi
3 Tagliafico
11 Ocampos González 74'
15 de Paul Domínguez 90'
5 Paredes Rodríguez 83'
20 Lo Celso Acuña 59'
10 Messi
22 Martínez Alario 88'
1 Alisson
2 Danilo
14 Militão
3 Thiago Silva
6 Lobo Silva Lodi dos Santos 64'
8 Arthur Fabinho 55'
5 Casemiro Wesley 86'
10 Tolentino Coelho de Lima Coutinho 45'
9 Gabriel Jesus Richarlison 71'
20 Firmino
19 Willian Rodrygo 71'
Substitutes
Substitutes
1 Musso
4 Saravia
7 Mac Allister
8 Acuña
9 Agüero
12 Martínez
13 Alario
14 Kannemann
17 Domínguez
18 Rodríguez
21 Dybala
24 González
4 Marquinhos
7 Richarlison
11 Coutinho
12 Cerantola Fuzato
13 Felipe
15 Douglas Luiz
16 Lodi dos Santos
17 Fabinho
18 Wesley
21 Rodrygo
22 Leite de Souza Junior
23 Melo dos Santos Neto