Found June 09, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
While most soccer headlines read stories about the Euro 2012 tournament, Lionel Messi was writing his own headlines today in an international friendly between Argentina and Brazil. The match, played in a soldout MetLife stadium in New Jersey, was a goal-heavy performance from both sides as it finished in a 4-3 victory for Argentina. Being that it was an international friendly, the game held no real significance for the rivals other than to show off the world’s best footballing countries’ skills (and a nice paycheck). But, if you have ever watched a match between Argentina and Brazil, you know there is no such thing as a “friendly” between the two. Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi and Brazil’s Marcelo were both awarded red cards in stoppage time. Goals were scored by Brazil’s Romulo in the 24th minute, Santos Oscar in the 57th minute and Hulk in the 73rd minute. Argentina answered with goals by Messi in the 32nd and 35th minutes and another by Fernandez in the 77th minute. But, it wa...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Argentina 4-3 Brazil – Match Recap – Friendly – 9 June 2012

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as Argentina edged Brazil in a heated friendly match. The match, which saw seven goals scored between the two sides, ended with Argentina’s Levezzi and Brazil’s Marcelo both being sent off. Both players were involved in a scuffle as Levezzi kicked his counterpart while Marcelo hit the Argentine in the face. The poor sportsmanship late did distract...

Messi's hat trick leads Argentina over Brazil 4-3

Lionel Messi scored on three dazzling runs for his second international hat trick, finishing the season with a record 82 goals for club and country and giving Argentina a 4-3 win over South American rival Brazil in an exhibition game Saturday. With Brazil using a mostly young roster ahead of the Olympics, Romulo put the five-time world champions ahead in the 23rd minute. Messi gave...

Neymar: Messi is number one

Brazil star Neymar says Argentina ace Lionel Messi is the best player in the world following Saturday’s friendly between the...

Sabella praises hat-trick king Messi

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has applauded Lionel Messi for his goalscoring exploits in the 4-3 friendly win over Brazil on...

Argentina defeats Brazil in friendly

Lionel Messi scored on three dazzling runs for his second international hat trick, finishing the season with a record 82 goals for club and country and giving Argentina to a 4-3 win over South American rival Brazil in an exhibition game Saturday. With Brazil using a mostly young roster ahead of the Olympics, Romulo put the five-time world champions ahead in the 23rd minute. Messi...

Dominic Oduro: The Fastest Man in MLS

Speed can’t be taught. Improving one’s speed can be learned, but reaching maximum capacity is G-d given. In soccer, finesse and skill on the ball can take a player only so far. Add speed, then players like Lionel Messi emerge.  Messi is considered the greatest attacking player because he combines all the goal-scoring (finishing) attributes. On MLSSoccer.com, there are discussions...

International friendly: Argentina 4 Brazil 3

A hat-trick from Lionel Messi was the key for Argentina in a stunning win over South American rivals Brazil on...

Maradona tips Messi to grow as leader

Diego Maradona has backed Lionel Messi to continue the impressive start he has made since taking over the Argentina captaincy....
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.