Brazil vs Argentina Head-to-head: Argentina and Brazil, two of the oldest rival nations in the history of International football, are set to face each other in the Final of Copa America 2021 this Saturday at the historic Maracana stadium at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Both the teams have been in exceptional form throughout the tournament, and they are both unbeaten so far. It is now left to see which of them takes the upper hand in the final and creates history.
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La Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi will probably have his last shot at winning the title and the Argentine’s will thus be looking forward to making it count this time. Argentina qualified for the finals after defeating Collumbia in a thrilling penalty shootout in the semi finals, courtesy of Emiliano Martinez’s heroics.
Unlike Argentina, Brazil had a fairly easier route to the finals as they defeated their opponents pretty effortlessly. They are the defending champions and will be looking forward to making it 2/2. Unfortunately, Neymar Jr had missed the last edition of Copa America due to an injury and will thus play for his first ever major international trophy with Brazil.
Ahead of the high intensity final match, let’s have a look at the last 5 matches of the South American giants in major international competitions.
Last 5 Brazil vs Argentina matches at major international tournaments
5. Copa America 2019: Brazil 2-0 Argentina
Argentina and Brazil had faced each other in the semis of the previous edition of Copa America in a match that ended in the most controversial way as the referees were alleged of corruption and leniency towards Brazil. Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino scored a goal each in that match.
4. Copa America 2007: Brazil 3-0 Argentina
In Copa America 2007, Brazil thrashed La Albiceleste 3-0 in a historic final. Dani Alves and Julio Baptista scored a goal each, while Argentina’s Roberto Ayala scored an own goal. This was one of the biggest margins ever in a Brazil vs Argentina match.
3. Copa America 2004: Argentina 2-2 Brazil (2-4)
The ‘Golden Era’ of Brazil defeated Argentina in the finals of Copa America 2004 through penalties. The scoreline was totally identical to the Brazil vs Argentina match of Copa America 1995.
2. Copa America 1999: Brazil 2-1 Argentina
Yet again, the two rival nationals met each other in the Quarter Finals of Copa America in 1999. Ronaldo and Rivaldo, the two golden boys of Brazil, scored a goal each. Argentina’s only goal was scored by Juan Pablo Sorin.
1. Copa America 1995: Brazil 2-2 Argentina (4-2)
The two rivals met in the quarterfinals of 1995 Copa America. Argentina took the lead twice in the match, but Brazil succeeded to come back from behind and they sealed their victory in the penalty shootout.