#Brazil 0-1 #Argentina: #Messi completes #CopaAmerica revenge as Jesus’ penalty nightmare continues
Jesus’ penalty nightmare continues as he’ve missed 5 of his last 9 spot-kicks
Gabriel Jesus missed yet another penalty on Friday, this time coming during Brazil’s friendly with Argentina in Saudi Arabia.
Brazil failed to win for the fifth match in succession as Lionel Messi got the decisive goal on his return in Argentina’s 1-0 victory.
0 – 1:Jesus (10′ Penalty Missed),Messi (13′ Penalty Missed),Messi (13′)
Lionel Messi scored on his return from a three-month ban as Argentina beat bitter rivals Brazil 1-0 in Riyadh on Friday.
Messi missed Argentina’s previous four matches due to a suspension for accusing CONMEBOL of favouring hosts Brazil – who won their semi-final meeting – at the Copa America and he made a decisive impact in the friendly, billed as the Superclasico de las Americas, as the Selecao’s winless streak reached five games.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner earned Argentina an early penalty and netted at the second time of asking after Gabriel Jesus had also spurned an opportunity from 12 yards.
Penalty Missed! (Jesus)
PENALTY TO BRAZIL! Firmino plays a clever short pass into Jesus who is under pressure from Paredes. He does really well to turn the defender, who falls over but leaves a leg hanging which catches the forward and the referee points to the spot.
BUT HE’S MISSED IT! Jesus looks very calm as he steps up to take the spot-kick and he tries to place it into the bottom right corner. The goalkeeper goes the wrong way but his shot wasn’t on target anyway and it hits the outside of the post. Still 0-0!
GOAL! Brazil 0-1 Argentina (Messi)
MESSI SCORES! Alisson couldn’t get to the rebound quick enough but Messi did and he had an easy finish as he put the ball into the back of the net from close range. 1-0 Argentina!
Paqueta’s shot wide out
Messi’s shot blocked
CLOSE! Messi’s shot stopped by Alisson
Sub! Coutinho replaces Paqueta
Ocampos’ shot over the bar
Messi’s long range free kick stopped by Alisson
Messi’s free kick too straight.
Brazil 0-1 Argentina: Messi completes Copa America revenge as Jesus’ penalty nightmare continues