Brazil tops Argentina with last-gasp penalty

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Brazil tops Argentina with last-gasp penalty

GOIANIA, Brazil - Neymar converted a penalty with the final kick of the match to hand Brazil a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Argentina in a friendly international at the Serra Dourada in Goiania on Wednesday.

The penalty, awarded for a handball by Argentina defender Leandro Desabato, turned chants from local fans against Brazil coach Mano Menezes into joyful celebration at the late victory.

Fans called for the return of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luis Felipe Scolari, unhappy with the trouble Menezes’ team with several first choice players were having in creating chances against a second-string Argentina.

The match was the first of two between teams drawn only from the domestic leagues of two great South American rivals.

Reuters
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