Brazil vs Argentina LIVE score: Team news, TV channel and live stream details – The News

Brazil vs Argentina LIVE score: Team news, TV channel and live stream details – The News
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 Lionel Messi scored on his return to international football to give Argentina a half-time lead against South American rivals Brazil  Tackles were aplenty between the two sides in a feisty friendly encounter, and a frantic opening quarter of an hour saw two penalties awarded  Man City striker Gabriel Jesus was clumsily hauled down inside the box by Nicolas Tagliafico, after Juan Foyth had dallied on the ball  Jesus couldn’t capitalise though, as he spurned his spot kick wide of the post.  Soon after Argentina were given a penalty of their own, when Eder Militao fouled Messi inside the box  The Argentina skipper saw his first attempt saved well by Brazil keeper Alisson, but was quick to slot home the rebound  Messi – who is making his first appearance after a three-month suspension – almsot added another before the break, but Alisson was again equal to his strike  The match is not being broadcast on English TV, but you can follow all the action LIVE as it happens below  Brazil XI: Alisson, Danilo, Militao, T.Silva, Sandro; Casemiro, Arthur, L.Paqueta; Willian, Jesus, Firmino  Argentina XI: Andrada, Foyth, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso, Ocampos, L Martinez, MessiKey EventsGOAL! Brazil 0-1 Argentina (Messi, 14)17:1749 Nice turn from Lo Celso, but he opts to pass when perhaps he should have had a go from distance  He’s shown some nice touches on the ball tonight though, and any Spurs fans will be buoyed by his performance 48 Paredes breaks free down the right but wastes possession with a hopeful cross looking for Messi, who was only just arriving in the box on his own 46Argentina get us going again. The game is back underway for the second half.45Coutinho joins the action Philippe Coutinho is on for Lucas Paqueta as Brazil look to get themselves back level HALF-TIMESecond half on the way. The teams are making their way back out for the second 45  Can Brazil overturn the one-goal deficit?HALF-TIMEHT: Brazil 0-1 Argentina The half-time whistle blows, and Argentina have the lead at the break  Lionel Messi needed two bites of the cherry after missing his penalty, but calmly stuck away the rebound after Alisson’s save  Brazil had missed a penalty of their own moments earlier, when Gabriel Jesus was fouled, but the Man City man didn’t get any chance of a follow-up after placing his shot wide  It’s been a feisty encounter thus far, with plenty of stoppages for fouls, and even a couple of yellows  Expect more action to come in the second half as the game heats up.45+1Save from Alisson Messi runs clear beyond the Brazil defence and hits a low driven strike, but Alisson gets down well to thwart it 45 Willian capitalises on a hospital pass from the Argentina defence, but the Chelsea winger can’t make the most of it and a chance goes begging  That could have brought his team level at the break if he’d made better use of the oportunity 36 Danilo surges down the right on the overlap and unleashes a fizzing drive at goal from an acute angle  He had Andrada beaten, but it squeezed through the gap between the keeper and the goal and out the other side 17:3734 Big shouts for another penalty to Brazil there as Jesus is bundled over. Clear shake of the head from the referee though 31 Argentina are straight down the other end with a chance of their own. And it falls to the ideal man  Messi pounces on a poor clearance from Militao and shoots from the edge of the box, but the Brazil defender does well to block the ball and divert it wide 29 Brazil on the attack as Willian gets down the left flank and cuts the ball across the box  Firmino controls and lays it off to Paqueta. but he drags his shot wide.27 Lo Celso the latest on the receiving end of a tough tackle from Danilo, who goes into the book As we thought there’s no love lost between the sides.25 Cynical foul from Messi on Willian to stop him breaking away It’s only a friendly but he’s lucky to escape a booking there.23 An unusually poor delivery from Messi sees the ball sail out for a goal kick Not like him. 22 Neat footwork from Martinez sees him twist and turn his way past Brazils’ defence before being clattered by a tackle  His teammate then suffers the same fate and both lay down on the floor, but Argentina have the free-kick  Some real meaty challenges going in from both sides.20 A frantic opening 20 minutes so far which has seen two missed penalties and one goal  Jesus’s effort went disastrously wide of the target, while Messi had slightly more fortune as his shot came back to him off Alisson to score  Argentina have been camped in Brazil’s half for large parts of the match but the Selecao have knocked it about nicely 14KEY EVENTGOAL! Brazil 0-1 Argentina (Messi, 14) Argentina now have the chance from the spot Messi goes down under Militao’s challenge and he brushes himself off to take it. Alisson guesses right but can only parry it back into Messi’s path who slots away the rebound 10WIDE! Jesus misses the spot kick It’s awful from the Man City striker. He sent Andrada the wrong way with a placed effort but it was a shocking attempt and goes yards wide of the post 9PENALTY! Jesus goes down in the box under a clumsy foul and Brazil have the chance to score from the spot  Foyth was dispossessed needlessly and Jesus will now step up to take it.5 Bit of confusion in the Argentina box as Andrada fails to clear and Jesus almost nicks it from him Slight let off there for the keeper.3 Messi sticks the boot in on Silva after a fiesty first few minutes Cagey start so far but plenty of tackles flying in already.1And we’re underway. Brazil start the match as Firmino sends it back from centre KICK-OFFHere we go then. The teams are out and lined up for their respective anthems This one has frequently been a hot-tempered affair in the past. Will this one follow suit? Kick-off imminent PREMIER LEAGUE7 Prem stars start Both sides are fielding a handful of players based in the Premier League for the clash in Saudi  Brazil have Liverpool pair Roberto Firmino and Alisson involved at opposite ends of the pitch, while Chelsea’s Willian and Man City’s Gabriel Jesus are also selected  Meanwhile Argentina have picked Spurs duo Giovani Lo Celso and Juan Foyth from the off, with City’s Nicolas Otamendi at the heart of their defence LEO MESSIMessi fanfare in full flowTEAM NEWSStarting XI’s Brazil XI: Alisson, Danilo, Militao, T Silva, Sandro; Casemiro, Arthur, L.Paqueta; Willian, Jesus, Firmino  Argentina XI: Andrada, Foyth, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico, De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso, Ocampos, L Martinez, MessiHELLOWelcome! So Brazil and Argentina are set to renew their fierce rivalry in a ‘friendly’ in Saudi Arabia of all places  Lionel Messi is available again after being handed a three-month suspension for labelling the Copa America “corrupt”, while Neymar is missing for the Selecao  Thirteen English-based players have been selected for the contest, as well as some of the biggest names from world football  Alongside Messi and the Premier League contingent are the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Paulo Dybala, and Dani Alves, in what promises to be an entertaining match-up

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