Brazil vs Argentina: Match preview, head-to-head and predicted line-upsLast updated on Jul 02, 2019, 07:46 pm
Brazil would take on arch-rivals Argentina in the semis of the Copa America 2019 at the Estádio Mineirão on Tuesday.
Brazil have remained unbeaten in the tournament as they would look to dominate an inconsistent Argentina.
On the other hand, Messi and Co. would look to reach their third consecutive final.
Meanwhile, here we present the match preview and other details.
Brazil edge past Paraguay, Argentina triumph Venezuela
In the quarter-final Brazil beat Paraguay, but they had to wait until the penalty shootout to seal their fate.
Meanwhile, Argentina triumphed over Venezuela in a commendable fashion, drubbing them 2-0.
However, given their show in this tournament, Brazil enter as the favorites to win the tie.
Messi is yet to fire in this edition.
Dani Alves, Lionel Messi among men who could make impact
Both the teams have several stars in their ranks.
From Brazil, veteran defender Dani Alves has been the wall of Brazilian defense and is likely to make a difference again.
For Argentina, the onus would once again be on their superstar Lionel Messi.
However, apart from these two, Brazil's Gabriel Jesus and Argentina's Giovani Lo Celso could also be dangerous.
Brazil hold a slender edge over Argentina
To date, a total of 109 matches have been played between the sides, with Brazil triumphing on 45 occasions and Argentina pocketing 39 matches.
The last match between the sides was played in October 2018, where Brazil triumphed 1-0.
Under pressure situation, these sides had met in November 2016 during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, where Brazil won 3-0.
Predicted XI for both the sides
Brazil: Alisson Becker, Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro, Arthur, Casemiro, Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho, Everton, Roberto Firmino.
Argentina: Franco Armani, Juan Foyth, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Lautaro Martinez.
Dream XI: Becker, Otamendi, Pezzella, Alves, Marquinhos, Paredes, Lo Celso, Arthur, Messi, Firmino, Jesus.
When, where and how to watch?
Match: Brazil vs Argentina
Venue: Estádio Mineirão
Time: 6.00 AM IST (Wednesday)
Where to watch (TV): There is no broadcast of the tournament in India.