Saturday, June 9th, 2012 Argentina 4 — Brazil 3 (International Friendly, June 9, 2012) On 23 Brazil went ahead when Romulo was given a scandalous amount of room from a Neymar free-kick. Lionel Messi equalised after a great through ball from Gonzalo Higuain on 31. Three minutes later it was 2-1 as Lionel Messi slotted home after being set free again. On 56 Oscar equalised for Brazil with a clipped finish after a 1-2 with Damiao. A Romero blunder saw Hulk turn in Brazil's third on 72. The lead lasted just four minutes as Federico Fernandez made it 3-3 with a header from a corner. On 80 Lionel Messi produced a glorious run and stunning finish to complete his hat-trick and put Argentina 4-3 up.
Brazil XI v Argentina: Rafael, Rafael Silva, B.Uvini, Juan, Marcelo, Sandro (captain), Romulo, Oscar, Hulk, L.Damião, Neymar
Argentina XI v Brazil: Romero, Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Ezequiel Garay, Clemente Rodriguez, Mascherano, Gago, Jose Sosa, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi.