Brazil VS Argentina Final LIVE Football Match Score July 10/7/2021
Perhaps the greatest rivalry in the international game will write its next chapter on Saturday night when Brazil and Argentina meet in the Copa America final. Brazil squeaked through the knockout stage with back-to-back 1-0 wins over Chile and Peru, while Argentina followed up their 3-0 win over Ecuador in the quarters by just getting by Colombia in penalty kicks in the semis. It’s the two best teams on the continent with Neymar and Lionel Messi doing battle.
Far and away the best team in South America, they sure haven’t played like it in the knockout stage. They’ve been wasteful. This is a team that expects to score multiple goals a game but just haven’t been able to. Another night off, and it could be a disaster. If they can clean things up in attack and finish the chances they’ll surely get, they’ll repeat as champs. Keep an eye on the set pieces though, because if they are overly aggressive, we could see Messi potentially score from his third set piece of the tournament. Expect them to be physical, to slow down the page when Argentina have the ball and to be well situated to win.
Their first-placed finish saw Tite’s men handed a quarter-final tie with Group A’s fourth-placed side, although that was a particularly tough draw as the Selecao would take on Chile in Rio de Janeiro.
Lucas Paqueta put Brazil ahead in the first two minutes of the second half, but a red card to Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus two minutes later meant they had to defend a narrow lead with 10 men for 40 minutes.
They would stand strong to keep a clean sheet and progress to the final four, and Peru awaited Tite’s side.
Paqueta again made the difference in that game, scoring in the 35th minute to give Brazil their second consecutive 1-0 win and book their place in Sunday’s final.
The Selecao now head into their 21st Copa America final with high expectations, having won nine of those, including the 2019 edition of the tournament.
That tournament again took place in Brazil, and the hosts defeated a resilient Peru side 3-1 in the final as Everton, Jesus and Richarlison got on the scoresheet.
Brazil will now hope for a repeat of that outcome on Sunday, as they aim to retain the title on home turf two years later.