Gilette Brasil Global Tour
 
Played
October 11, 2014 1:05 PM BST
Beijing National Stadium — Beijing
Referee:‬ Fan Qi‎
Attendance:‬ 52313‎
 
 
 

Brazil 2-0 Argentina: Tardelli makes Messi pay for penalty miss

The 29-year-old was the hero after scoring twice in Beijing, while the Barcelona star had a game to forget after missing from 12 yards in the first half

Diego Tardelli was the surprise hero after his two goals fired Brazil to a 2-0 Super Clasico victory over Argentina in Beijing, who were made to pay for Lionel Messi's first half penalty miss.

The 29-year-old is Dunga's chosen replacement for Fred, following Brazil's woeful World Cup elimination and the striker opened his international account at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing.

Brazil took the lead against the run of play after 28 minutes when Tardelli scored his first Brazil goal - volleying home from inside the area after questionable Argentina defending.

Neither Pablo Zabaleta nor Federico Fernandez could clear Oscar's cross, with Tardelli taking full advantage, scoring more than five years after making his international bow to send Argentina on their way to a first defeat under Gerardo Martino.

Lionel Messi spurned the chance to draw Martino's men level before the break, his penalty saved by Jefferson, and Tardelli put the game beyond doubt with a second after 64 minutes.

The Atletico Mineiro man headed in from close range as he bolstered his claim to lead Brazil's line ahead of the Copa America in Chile next year, wrapping up a third consecutive Superclasico in the process.

Argentina started the brighter, with Sergio Aguero seeing an early penalty shout turned down when he went down under a challenge from Miranda.

With Martino's men continuing to dominate in the early stages, Angel di Maria fired over the crossbar following clever link-up play with Erik Lamela.

However, Brazil began to grow into the game shortly before the half-hour mark and took the lead through Tardelli's smart volley.

When Zabaleta and Fernandez failed to clear Oscar's delivery, Tardelli peeled away and fired home the loose ball unmarked, with Sergio Romero not doing enough to keep it out.

Neymar spurned an opportunity to level when one-on-one with Romero before Messi missed the chance to send Argentina in level at the interval.

Danilo was rather harshly adjudged to have brought down Di Maria but Messi saw his penalty saved by Jefferson with Marcos Rojo failing to divert the follow-up home.

Filipe Luis blazed Neymar's clever pass over the crossbar before Di Maria was uncharacteristically pedestrian when through on goal after Miranda lost possession - allowing the Atletico Madrid centre-back time to recover.

As in the first half, Argentina soon began to dominate possession but conceded against the run of play when Tardelli added his second shortly after the hour mark. 

When David Luiz flicked on Oscar's corner, Tardelli was again unmarked as he stooped to head his second of the game and wrap up a third win from as many games under Dunga.

Tardelli was replaced by the returning Kaka, who made his first appearance since March 2013, having helped continue Brazil's positive start to Dunga's second tenure in charge while also leaving Martino with plenty to ponder.

Brazil

1
Jefferson
Goalkeeper
-
Danilo
Defender
40′
4
David Luiz
Defender
19′ 64′ 90′
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
22
Miranda
Defender
17
Elias
Midfielder
30
Luiz Gustavo
Midfielder
11
Oscar
Midfielder
22
Willian
Midfielder
-
11
Neymar Jr.
Striker
95′

Argentina

22
Sergio Romero
Goalkeeper
14
Javier Mascherano
Midfielder
47′
5
Marcos Rojo
Defender
5
Pablo Zabaleta
Defender
20
Ángel Di María
Midfielder
-
Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder
76′
11
Erik Lamela
Striker
61′
10
Messi
Striker
41′
16

Substitutes

1
Marcelo Grohe
Goalkeeper
1
Rafael
Goalkeeper
-
Dodô
Defender
-
Gil
Defender
90′
-
Juan Jesus
Defender
-
-
Everton
Midfielder
8
Kaká
Midfielder
82′
10
-
Rômulo
Midfielder
6
Souza
Midfielder
7
Robinho
Striker
95′

Substitutes

-
-
Nahuel Guzmán
Midfielder
-
-
Leonel Vangioni
Midfielder
-
-
-
Ever Banega
Midfielder
-
5
Fernando Gago
Midfielder
-
N. Gaitán
Midfielder
27
Javier Pastore
Midfielder
61′
20

Coach/Manager

-
Dunga
Coach

Coach/Manager

 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match