Brazil 3-1 Argentina September 2009: Brazil qualify for South Africa
A headed goal by Luisão and a brace from Luís Fabiano earned Brazil a deserved 3-1 against Argentina in Rosario. Dátolo scored Argentina’s consolation goal. This was Argentina’s first home defeat in 41 matches. The result ensured Dunga’s team a place in the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with three rounds to spare. But Argentina’s chances of qualifying are now in the balance.
Brazil take on Chile in Salvador on Wednesday.
See the highlights here
Argentina 1-3 Brazil
Date: 5 September 2009
Venue: estádio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosário, Argentina
Argentina: Andújar, Zanetti, Sebá Dominguez, Otamendi, Heinze, Mascherano, Véron, Maxi Rodriguez (Sergio Agüero), Dátolo, Messi, Tevez (Diego Milito).
Brazil: Julio César, Maicon, Lucio, Luisão, André Santos, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Elano (Daniel Alves), Kaká; Robinho (Ramires), Luis Fabiano.
Goals: Luisão, 24; Luis Fabiano, 30 and 66; Dátolo, 65
Cards: Lucio, Kaká, Luisão, Luis Fabiano, Ramires (Brazil); Mascherano, Verón (Argentina)
Officials: Oscar Ruiz; Assistants: Abraham Gonzalez, Wilmar Roldan (all Colombia)
See the table and the rest of the South America round 15 qualifying results here