Under the Saudi Arabian heat, the Brazilians beat the Argentine thanks to a late goal scored by defender Miranda and lift another trophy.
However, the Canarinho were complete and seemed to take the game in a serious way as the Argentine were without their main star, Lionel Messi. Is it enough to make Brazilian supporters satisfied?
Well, let’s take into consideration the fact that it was merely a friendly match. And under other circumstances, Argentina would have been way more dangerous. Also, let’s remember that since Tite took over, Brazil have lost only two games, to the same Argentina and against Belgium on the Russia World Cup Quarterfinals.
On the other hand, it’s inevitable to say that Brazil were superior. At the 28th, Casemiro’s cross from the left found Miranda inside the area. His effort was blocked by Nicolas Otamendi on the line, saving Argentina.
Just one minute earlier, Paulo Dybala had his chance. Juventus striker received a good pass and fired from distance, but his effort ended up going wide.
At the 70th, goalkeeper Sergio Romero put in a great save on Arthur’s fierce volley. Just seven minutes later, Romero parried away another great Brazilian chance, this time from a free-kick from Casemiro.
Despite the noticeable improvement on Argentina side, Brazil stepped up and grabbed the win. At the 93rd, Miranda arose higher than anyone and headed home.
Yeah, it was a poor first half, but a decent second one. Surely, with Messi things could have been a little bit more interesting, but Brazil deservedly bagged the Superclasico home.