The Peruvian national team retaliated against Brazil in the first defeat since the World Cup Russia 2018, by beating them 1-0 in an international friendly football game in Los Angeles, while Argentina scored a landslide victory over Mexico 4-0 in a friendly in Texas.
Tete's side looked to be on course for a second draw after three days ago in Miami against Colombia 2-2, thanks to returning star Neymar, who scored a goal and passed the opening goal for Casemiro in his first appearance since an ankle injury in early June. During a friendly match against the Qatari team, which led to his removal from the national team in the Copa America, which ended with his crowning title at home.
But the Peruvians, who lost the Copa America final to Brazil 1-3 on July 7, snatched the revenge victory with a goal in the 85th minute of the meeting Neymar started on the bench, like defenders Thiago Silva and Danny Alves, before entering the minute 63 instead of Roberto Firmino.
Peru owes its important moral victory to Luis Abram, who opened his scoring record with his country in the best way through a header following a free kick by Yoshimar Yutton (85), attached to the team "Selisao" his first defeat in his last 18 games, especially since the quarter-finals of the World Cup Russia when He lost to Belgium 1-2 on July 6, 2018.
Peru's first win over Brazil since the group stage of the 100th edition of the Copa America in 2016 (1-0), before losing in the World Cup qualifiers Russia 2-0 and then in the group stage of the Copa America 2019 clean five, to reach the final of the continental championship On the legendary Maracana.
Seleção and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos told Brazil's Globo that the pitch did not help us, while defender Wagner said the loss was a "lesson" for the team. "These games make us mature as a team." "But we also know that defeat can happen. It has to help us develop."
The Martinez trilogy
Unlike the Brazilian rivals, Argentina scored a decisive 4-0 win over Mexico in San Antonio, Texas, thanks to Inter Milan striker Laotaro Martinez's hat-trick.
|Martinez scored a hat-trick against Mexico (French)|
Argentina, who came from a goalless draw five days ago with Chile in Los Angeles, were without captain Lionel Messi, who is recovering from a right leg injury that kept him out of Barcelona's first three league games.
Martinez paved the way for Lionel Scalone's victory by scoring the first two goals in the 17th and 22nd minutes, and then added the fourth to his country in the 39th minute, when she was three ahead after a penalty by Paris Saint-Germain player Leonardo Paredes (33).
The win ended Argentina's 12-game unbeaten run under former La Albiceleste coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino, who oversaw the national team between 2014 and 2016.
It was also the first time Mexico, coming from a 3-0 win over the United States on Friday, had four goals since losing 1-4 to Germany in the 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final in Russia.