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.
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But the last time they met each other in a major international tournament was in the semifinal of Copa America 2019 in which Brazil won 2-0.
Even though Argentina have the edge when it comes to overall head-to-head records, in the last five matches in major international tournaments, Brazil have remained unbeaten. It has to be noted that all the five matches were in the Copa America.
Here, we take a look at the results of the last five matches of South American giants in major international competitions.
#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.
#2 Copa America 1999 – Brazil 2-1 Argentina
#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.