In the Copa America 2019 semifinal, Brazil overcame Argentina…
Arch-rivals Brazil and Argentina are poised to face off in a huge final clash at the Copa America 2021 on Sunday morning at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The two Latin American heavyweights have met 111 times in the past, with Argentina winning 46 times, Brazil 40 times, and the remaining 25 matches ending in a draw.
In November 2019, these two sides met for the first time in a Superclasico de las Americas tie. Lionel Messi’s goal had given La Albiceleste the victory.
However, their most recent meeting in a major international tournament was in the Copa America 2019 semifinal, which Brazil won 2-0.
Even though Argentina has the better overall head-to-head record, Brazil has gone undefeated in the last five encounters in important international events. It’s worth noting that all five matches took place in the Copa America.
We take a look at the results of South American giants’ last five matches in key international events.
#5 Copa America 2019 – Brazil 2-0 Argentina
The last time Brazil and Argentina met in a major international tournament was in the Copa America 2019 semifinal, which Brazil won 2-0 thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
#4 Copa America 2007 – Brazil 3-0 Argentina
Brazil defeated their opponents 3-0 in the Copa America 2007 final, due to goals from Julio Baptista and Dani Alves. Argentina’s Roberto Ayala scored an own goal in the encounter.
#3 Copa America 2004 – Argentina 2-2 Brazil (2-4)
Argentina faced their rivals in the final of Copa America 2004 five years after losing in the quarterfinals of Copa America 1999. The match concluded in a 2-2 draw, with Brazil winning the tie-breaker 4-2.
#2 Copa America 1999 – Brazil 2-1 Argentina
In the quarterfinals of the Copa America in 1999, the two adversaries faced once more. Ronaldo and Rivaldo each scored a goal to help Selecao win the match. Argentina’s Juan Pablo Sorin scored a consolation goal.
#1 Copa America 1995 – Brazil 2-2 Argentina (4-2)
Brazil and Argentina met in the quarterfinals of the Copa America in 1995. Brazil tied the game twice during the game and then won the penalty shootout 4-2 over their opponents.