Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Argentina vs Brazil duel running hot from the start. Even though Brazil have already qualified for Qatar, they do not want to make room for Argentina.
In the first half, the attack lines of both teams were unable to take advantage of a number of existing opportunities. Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker became one of the important players who successfully thwarted a number of Albiceleste opportunities.
The hard game in the first half also made the tension of the match increase. A number of disputes between players have occurred, including when Raphinha felt violated by Nicolas Otamendi.
Entering the second half, Argentina was still trying hard to suppress the Brazilian defense. A number of substitutions were made including fielding Joaquin Correa, Lucas Martinez Quarta and German Pazzella.
But the Selecao also do not want to just defend. They still play open and present a number of threats.
One of the best opportunities came from Fred in the 60th minute. Fred’s hard shot hit the Argentine crossbar.
In the 68th minute, Giovani Lo Celso fell in the penalty box but the referee did not consider it a violation.
Emiliano Martinez and Alisson showed their ability to control the goal. Martinez muffled Vinicius Jr.’s shot. while Alisson can also secure the threat of Argentina.
Both teams tried to press but the score remained 0-0 until the end of the match.
Alisson managed to guard the Brazilian goal not conceded. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)
Emiliano Martinez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero (German Pazzella 53), Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Acuna; Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes (Lucas Martinez Quarta 46), Giovani Lo Celso (Nicolas Dominguez 86); Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez (Joaquin Correa 46), Angel Di Maria (Julian Alvarez 75)
Alisson Becker; Danilo, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Alex Sandro; Fabinho, Lucas Paqueta (Gerson 79), Fred; Raphinha (Antony 69), Matheus Cunha (Gabriel Jesus 86), Vinicius Jr.