EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As Brazil wrapped up a three-game friendly tour of the United States with a second consecutive loss, star striker Neymar was clearly saddened after dropping Saturday's contest to bitter rival Argentina.
"I leave here saddened because we lost. We had opportunities to win the game," the Santos star said after a sellout crowd of nearly 82,000 at MetLife Stadium watched Lionel Messi drive Argentina to a 4-3 victory.
Brazil had not lost to Argentina since November 2010, when a friendly held in Doha, Qatar ended in a 1-0 Albiceleste victory.
Neymar had scored in the last South American Superclásico, a 2-0 home victory over the Albiceleste last year.
Despite the loss on Saturday, Neymar was able to draw positive conclusions from his team, as the Brazilians gear up towards a run in the 2012 Olympic Games in London later this summer.
"We lost the game but our team has played quite well. We've established goals, but sadly, we gave up a goal towards the end and lost the match."
John Rojas contributed additional reporting from New Jersey.
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