Neymar, Messi square off in key Brazil vs. Argentina World Cup qualifier
World powers and superstars collide at Estadio Mineirao, as Brazil hosts Argentina in a key CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match in Belo Horizonte.
Led by Neymar, Brazil is on a roll as a winner of four straight and leads CONMEBOL's qualifying table, while Lionel Messi's Argentina has slipped to sixth place and out of the qualifying places through 10 games. A win could vault Argentina safely into the top five given the table congestion, but that won't be easy, considering Brazil has never lost a home qualifying match.
Adding another layer to this fixture is that it marks Brazil's return to the site of its 7-1 World Cup dismantling against Germany in 2014. The psychological demons could remain, though Tite's squad is vastly different than the one that fell in those World Cup semifinals on home soil. The manager is a perfect 4-0-0 after taking over for the ousted Dunga, and Brazil is also riding the momentum of winning Olympic gold at home in August.
Here are the lineups for the latest installment of the Superclasico:
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) November 10, 2016
— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 9, 2016
Stay tuned here for goals and highlights from key plays throughout this match.