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Messi misses penalty as Brazil defeat Argentina

But the Barcelona star’s tame penalty was easily saved by Jefferson in the Brazil goal.

But an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport saw the initial punishment altered to nine competitive internationals and allowed the 27-year-old to train with his teammates and take part in friendlies.

Goals either side of half-time from Diego Tardelli were enough to ensure Brazil trumped its great South American rival for the first time since 2012.

Substitute Naif Hazazi equalized for Saudi Arabia in the closing minutes to deny Uruguay victory.

A Selecao has made wholesale changes to its football operation since that 7-1 semi-final humiliation in July.

Former midfield star and manager at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Dunga, has replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari in the dugout while players such as Kaka and Robinho have been recalled to the squad after missing out on the World Cup.

Story highlights

Brazil defeat Argentina 2-0 in Beijing friendly

Diego Tardelli scores twice to give a Selecao victory

Lionel Messi misses penalty just before half time

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Suarez’s 47th minute strike rebounded off the post before being turned in to his own goal by Saudi defender Hassan Muath Fallatah.

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Luis Suarez returned to international football for the first time since biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil earlier this year and set up Uruguay’s only goal in a 1-1 friendly draw against Saudi Arabia Friday.

While not a competitive fixture, the result marks Brazil’s third consecutive win since its disastrous exit at the hands of Germany at the 2014 World Cup.

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 in the Superclasico de Las Americas friendly fixture in Beijing Saturday.

An unmarked Tardelli put Brazil out of sight when he took advantage of yet more poor Argentina defending to nod in an Oscar corner after 64 minutes..

Suarez makes international return

The Barcelona striker was initially banned from all football activity for four months and nine international matches.

A mix up in the Argentina defense enabled Atletico Miniero midfielder Tardelli to carefully place a volley beyond Argentina keeper Sergio Romero after 28 minutes.

Messi then had the chance to draw la Albiceleste level after Angel Di Maria was brought down in the box just before half time


Posted by admin on April 17th, 2015 :: Filed under Uncategorized
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