This summer, when the Argentine team defeated its rival Brazil, the forward finally raised the trophy with the Argentine team-but what is his overall record against them?
Lionel Messi won everything in Barcelona and then started a new challenge at Paris Saint-Germain. He moved to France after winning his first major international trophy with Argentina at the America’s Cup .
The 34-year-old player inspired his country to win the Copa America this summer, making 7 appearances, scoring 4 goals and 5 assists.
Messi waited 16 years to win his first international championship title, but Angel Di Maria’s goal allowed Argentina to finally defeat rival Brazil 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro.
The two countries are now competing again in the qualifiers for the World Cup in North America and the Caribbean, and Target In the game against the Spaniard, Messi’s performance and record have been summarized.
Brazil topped the list with a 100% record after eight games, 6 points ahead of Argentina, which has a record of 5 wins and 3 draws.
So far, Messi has played in Lionel Scaloni’s team, scoring five goals, including an amazing hat in the last 3-0 victory over Bolivia. trick.
However, Argentina suspended the latest confrontation with Brazil on the last international match day because the health authorities opposed the participation of four Albiceleste players suspected of violating the quarantine regulations.
Therefore, Messi missed the opportunity to improve his record in the game against the Spaniard, and the Spaniard has not been good enough so far. In fact, he has a relatively unforgettable record against the hosts of the America’s Cup. In his career, he has faced them 12 times in all international competitions.
His first encounter with the Brazilian was in a friendly match at the Emirates Stadium in London in 2006. The Brazilian team won 3-0.
Then came the 2007 America’s Cup final, where Brazil won 3-0 again.
In a 0-0 draw in June 2008, he had to face them again in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and lost again in the 1-3 loss to Rosario in September 2009.
In 2010, Messi tried to beat Brazil for the fifth time and scored a goal in the 2010 Doha friendly match.
The next confrontation between the two was in June 2012 when Messi’s Argentina team really dominated the Brazil team, winning 4-3, and the Barcelona star staged a hat-trick.
They also defeated Brazil 2-0 in the 2014 China friendly match, but lost 3-0 in the World Cup qualifiers where Messi made little contribution.
Argentina subsequently won 1-0 in the 2017 MCG friendly match in Australia, then lost again with the same score the following year, and was also defeated by Brazil 2-0 in the 2019 Copa America semi-finals-final.
Later that year, Messi once again defeated his national team 1-0 in the friendly match, which marked their last meeting before the latest Copa America.
Messi’s record against Brazil