Today, Brazil beat Argentina with goals 2-0 in a Beijing friendly match. Diego Tardelli scored the both goals.
The Atletico Mineiro striker got his first after a defensive screw up and headed his second just after the hour mark. For Argentina, Lionel Messi fizzled from the penalty spot when Brazil were 1-0 in front, seeing his spot-kick spared by Jefferson. It was a match that saw both teams under new administration following the World Cup, with Dunga responsible for Brazil and Gerardo Martino leading Argentina.
New Manchester United enlisted person Angel Di Maria shone for Argentina in the early stages, spearheading a series of attacks, however Jefferson was repulsing everything flung at him. Stunning defending expense Brazil in the World Cup when, as hosts, they disintegrated to a stunning 7-1 defeat against Germany in the semi-finals, however this time the defensive cataclysm originated from those in blue and white.
It came in the 28th moment when Oscar crossed a somewhat harmless ball from the right. Pablo Zabaleta and Federico Fernandez both followed it, however the Swansea focus back and Manchester City right-back got in one another’s way. A Fernandez header arrived at the feet of the unmarked Tardelli, to the left of goal, who penetrated a low right-footed volley into the far corner.
Argentina appeared lucky to be given a penalty in of 40th minute in the time of Di Maria went down in the 18-yard box under a test from Danilo. The defender looked to have taken the ball, with Di Maria lurching to the ground, and there was a feeling of equity when Messi’s delicate penalty to the left corner was pushed out by the Brazil goalkeeper.
Oscar played a part in both Brazil goals, with the Chelsea man conveying the corner for the second. His inswinging focus from the left was met by David Luiz, who looked it across goal, and Tardelli discovered space to nod in, goalkeeper Sergio Romero just ready to help the ball into the upper right corner.
Neymar had been upsetting the Argentina safeguard all game and had an opportunity to loot a third goal however couldn’t get his hurl right.
Javier Mascherano Argentina midfielder summed up the dissatisfaction in the World Cup finalists’ positions, saying that “We made a decent begin in the first half, having a few chances, and after that, after a mistake, they discovered the opener. Unfortunately, in the second half, we couldn’t result in any harm.”
Team-mate Zabaleta included – “We are in an evolving procedure, with another director. It will take a while until we know one another better. I despise losing, and all the more so against Brazil, however it is a piece of the learning.”