Brazil vs. Argentina: Remember all the confrontations between Neymar and Messi

Brazil vs.  Argentina: Remember all the confrontations between Neymar and Messi

Messi arrives with a balance in favor of victories over the Brazilian player in the final of the Copa América.

The grand finale of the America’s Cup 2021 is defined: Brazil Y Argentina They will face each other next Saturday for the maximum title that Conmebol offers.

It will be just the sixth direct confrontation between Neymar Y Messi with the Argentine surpassing the Brazilian: three victories for La Pulga against two victories for Ney, adding matches at both club and national level.

However, despite the head-to-head advantage, Messi He comes from two losses in a row against his friend. It should be remembered that, recently, he had the opportunity to meet in the knockout stages of the Champions League, however, the Brazilian was previously injured and did not participate in the series.

Next, we remember all the confrontations between Neymar and Messi:

Argentina 1-0 Brazil | 11/17/2010

The first cross between Neymar Y Messi It happened in a friendly match in Doha, Qatar, when the Argentine was already one of the great stars of world football and the Brazilian was becoming increasingly popular after his spectacular performances with Santos.

Messi He ended up scoring the only goal of the game (a great goal, by the way) in the 47th minute of the second half, imposing the defeat of Mano Menezes to Brazil, who had Ronaldinho Gaucho as point guard and Robinho as a false 9.

The Albiceleste jersey 10 was on the field until the final whistle, while Neymar he left at 32 minutes of the complementary stage to give entry to forward André.

Santos 0-4 Barcelona | 12/18/2011

The second Neymar vs. Messi had Santos being massacred by Barcelona in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup final.

In a duel where Messi and Barça had the advantage, Santos had no chance in Japan and was defeated 4-0.

The Argentine scored the first goal of the match and also the goal that closed the score, being chosen the best player in the competition. Neymar, who barely touched the ball that day, as well as practically the entire Alvinegro team, took as consolation the award for the third best player of the tournament.

Argentina 4-3 Brazil | 06/09/2012

The third time that Neymar Y Messi they crossed paths in this spectacular friendly played at MetLife Stadium in the United States.

Neymar assisted Rômulo to open the scoring for Brazil, but Messi turned him around with a double in the first half.

In the complementary stage, Oscar and Hulk entered the field but Messi was the owner of the night. After Federico Fernández’s draw, the Barcelona star scored the winning goal from Albiceleste and achieved his third personal victory over Neymar.

Brazil 2-0 Argentina | 10/11/2014

The fourth meeting between Neymar and Messi He had reached another level, since, at that time, the two were teammates at Barcelona.

In another friendly, this time in China, both wore the captain’s badges of their teams, but they did not shine as much as in previous duels.

It was up to the forward Diego Tardelli to give the victory to Brazil Dunga, with two assists from midfielder Oscar. Messi and Ney played the 90 minutes, but they were left blank.

Brazil 3-0 Argentina | 11/10/2016

The fifth confrontation between Neymar Y Messi it was victory of Brazil by 3-0 over Argentina in the crowded Mineirão for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

In the field, Ney delighted the fans. First, he helped Philippe Coutinho open the scoring with a great goal. Then, the shirt 10 received from Gabriel Jesús and scored. Paulinho closed the account and sealed the triumph of Brazil.

Messi, meanwhile, was hardly noticed in the field in the weak Argentina by coach Edgardo Bauza. His biggest highlight turned out to be the strong hug he gave Neymar before the game started.

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