Argentina’s winless run in the World Cup qualifiers continued after they could only secure a 1-1 draw against archrivals Brazil.
Since this match was in front of the Argentina supporters, Gerardo Martino was hoping for an important three points that would also be a boost to the confidence of the team. This did not turn out to be the case, as the game was intensely fought between two great rivals. Paris St Germain star Lavezzi had has huge say with his opening goal in the 34th minute. Brazil were not left undone by the solitary goal after they came back into the match through Lucas Lima just before the hour mark.
The red card to defender David Luiz provided a man advantage for Argentina in the closing moments of the game, but they were unable to take advantage of this aspect. The game finishes a draw between the two teams, but it adds more pressure on manager Martino. Another opportunity awaits the team to take the first three points of the qualification stages. , who were not a very strong team at the moment, in the next qualification match. Martino, meanwhile, claimed that he was pleased with the attacking intent shown by his players against one of the top teams in the world.
"We had control of the game. They came at us once as they got the draw. It was a positive performance, but we need points and must win in Colombia. If we can play like we did tonight, I will welcome it," said the Argentina manager.“Playing in the Monumental (stadium) is very difficult. We wanted to win this game against Argentina, but we got an important away point. We missed with some of our passing in the first half, and Argentina could take advantage of the counter-attacks," said Chelsea midfielder Willian.