Brazil vs Argentina Player Rating as Argentina win 1-0 vs. Brazil in a historic record-breaking Match

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Argentina won 1:0 vs. Brazil in a historic, record-breaking World Cup qualifier.

Nicolás Otamendi scored the goal that gave Argentina a 1-0 win in a game that was delayed. Brazilian police attacked Argentine fans before the match began and the Argentine national team returned to the dressing room.

The game was delayed but Argentina were back on the field and it was a first half that saw a lot of fouls and not much football. The second half was more football, Brazil was initially under pressure.

Brazil had a lot of the ball and Emiliano Martínez made a very good save and a few minutes later Argentina attacked for a corner and a goal. It was Nicolás Otamendi who headed in a corner kick to give Argentina a 1-0 lead.

Lionel Scaloni substituted after the scored goal, Nicolás Tagliafico comes on the pitch and Marcos Acuña comes on. Scaloni made more changes with Leandro Paredes coming on for Enzo Fernández, Nicolás González for Gio Lo Celso, Lionel Messi for Ángel Di María and Lautaro Martínez for Julián Álvarez.

Rodrigo De Paul was fouled by Joelinton and Brazil received a red card. Argentina won 1-0 and it was a historic victory.

It was the first time Brazil had lost a World Cup qualifier at home.

Argentina Player Rating

Emiliano Martinez (7/10): He made one big save early in the second half when Gabriel Jesus came through and found Gabriel Martinelli. Argentina scored shortly after.

Marcos Acuna (7/10): A solid game from the Sevilla man who did a bit of everything on the left

Nicolas Otamendi (8/10): A colossal goal from an experienced defender who certainly has his detractors as he slows down with age. He showed none of that on his header as he skipped past two defenders and smashed home the winner.

Cristian Romero (8/10): An absolute monster at the back. The passing was perfect, as was the defending, with Romero making some big saves to keep Brazil at bay.

Nahuel Molina (6/10): He wasn’t as impressive as Acuna was on the other end as he never really seemed to impact the game.

Giovani Lo Celso (7/10): In his first start before the World Cup, the midfielder assisted Otamendi’s goal from a corner to give him a fine moment in an otherwise excellent performance.

Rodrigo de Paul (7/10): He was bloodied early and fouled often, but kept his cool to make a decent move in midfield.

Enzo Fernandez (7/10): Finished almost always as the Chelsea player really helped Argentina dictate the game at certain points. He was also solid defensively, winning six duels and two interceptions.

Alexis McAllister (8/10): Mac Allister, probably the only player to take more of a beating than De Paul, battled through and really helped Argentina see the game out. He really stepped up his game in the second half when Argentina needed him the most.

Lionel Messi (6/10): He never really looked fit. He went to the sideline early with an apparent muscle injury and never made an impact in the game after that.

Julian Alvarez (5/10): Just 18 touches and zero shots in what ended up being a very, very quiet game from the Manchester City man.

Subs

Nicolas Tagliafico (6/10):

Nico Gonzalez (6/10):

Leandro Paredes (6/10):

Angel Di Maria (5/10):

Lautaro Martinez (4/10):

Brazil  Player Rating

Alisson (6/10): Helpless on the Argentine goal — such was the quality of Otamendi’s header. He had nothing else to do.

Emerson (5/10): In the second half I tried to go forward but nothing was happening in the attacking areas – although he saw a lot of the ball.

Marquinhos (5/10): He didn’t have much to do in the first half. Removed at recess.

Gabriel Magalhaes (5/10): Outlept for Argentina’s goal, which was basically his only action in an otherwise lackluster performance.

Carlos Augusto (4/10): Largely uninvolved off the ball and can’t be faulted for any work off it. A random stupid booking marked his only real impact.

Andrew (6/10): I got stuck watching Lionel Messi well. But he’s limited as a playmaker and didn’t really have any passing options.

Bruno Guimaraes (5/10): He seemed to enjoy the physical side of the competition. He was not as effective when playing football.

Raphinha (4/10): He saw a free kick deflected over the crossbar for his side’s only real chance of the first half. He almost put one into his own net in the second. At times he tried to do too much, usually to the detriment of his side.

Gabriel Jesus (5/10): I managed to start despite struggling for fitness with Arsenal. One wonderful run almost opened his side.

Rodrygo (5/10): Dangerous when he got on the ball, which really didn’t happen enough.

Gabriel Martinelli (5/10): Largely stopped as a one-on-one presence. He fired Brazil’s best chance in the second half directly at Martinez.

Subs

Nino (5/10):

Endrick (6/10):

Joelinton (3/10):

Douglas Luiz (N/A):

Raphael Veiga (N/A):

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