Estadio Monumental

Next Game

Argentina v Ecuador

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 16:00

International Match

Last Game

El Salvador 0 - 2 Argentina

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 20:30

International Match

Neymar penalty downs Argentina

A Neymar penalty in the third minute of injury time helped Brazil defeat Argentina 2-1 in the first leg of the 'Superclasico of Americas'.

Last Updated: 20/09/12 at 07:49 Post Comment

Neymar: The hero for Brazil with an injury-time penalty to beat Argentina

Neymar: The hero for Brazil with an injury-time penalty to beat Argentina

Brazil were on top early on but Argentina took the lead after 19 minutes when a good team move involving 12 passes was finished off by Juan Manuel Martinez's volley.

The Corinthians forward's goal put Argentina ahead but six minutes later Paulinho headed in following a precise free-kick from Neymar.

Argentina tried to defend for large periods and Brazil were unable to put much pressure on goalkeeper Oscar Ustari.

Neymar was kept in check by Velez Sarsfield's young defender Gino Peruzzi and it was left to Lucas to try to find a way through.

Menezes sent on Fluminense duo Thiago Neves and Wellington Nem and Internacional's Leandro Damiao, who replaced Luis Fabiano.

Alejandro Sabella had to take off Arsenal defender Lisandro Lopez because of pain in his left leg, to be replaced by Santiago Vergini.

With the home fans getting restless a hand ball by Argentina defender Leandro Desabato allowed Neymar the chance to score the winner.

"I think the result is not just, we had everything under control but that last move gave no retribution," said Argentina striker Hernan Barcos.

The second leg will be on October 3 at the Bicentenario stadium in Resistencia City, Argentina with Brazil leading in their defence of the Dr Nicolas Leoz trophy.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Manchester United's Radamel Falcao plays down talk of Juventus move

Radamel Falcao has played down talk of a summer move to Juventus and says he is fully focused on Manchester United.

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company