Argentina beat Brazil 4-3 in US
United States, June 9, 2012
In an electrifying match, Argentina beat Brazil 4-3 with three goals from Messi and one of Fernandez, while Romulo, Oscar and Hulk scored for the “verdeamarella” jersey.
Brazil took the lead but Argentina drew quickly. Then the Menexes team scored again but Fernandez got the 3-3 and Messi finally closed the game with a goal for 4-3.
Argentina: Sergio Romero; Clemente Rodríguez, Federico Fernández, Ezequiel Garay and Pablo Zabaleta; José Sosa, Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di María; Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín. Coach: Alejandro Sabella.
Brazil: Rafael Cabral; Rafael, Bruno Uvini, Juan and Marcelo; Sandro, Rómulo and Oscar; Neymar, Hulk and Leandro Damiao. Coach: Mano Menezes.
First half goals: 22m. Rómulo (B); 31m. and 34m. Messi (A).
Second half goals: 10m. Oscar (B), 26m. Hulk (B), 30m. F. Fernández (A) and 39m. Messi (A).
Yellow card: Gago, Higuaín y Mascherano (A). Rafael (B).
Red card: 45m. expulsados Lavezzi (A) y Marcelo (B).
Referee: Ulises Jair Marrufo (Estados Unidos).
Stadium: MetLife, New Jersey.