Late penalty lifts Brazil over Argentina

September 19, 2012
By Press Association
A Neymar penalty in the third minute of the injury time helped Brazil defeat Argentina 2-1 in the first leg of the 'Superclasico of Americas' to ease the pressure on coach Mano Menezes.

Brazil was on top early on but Argentina took the lead after 19 minutes when a good team move involving 12 passes was finished off by Juan Manuel Martinez's volley.

The Corinthians forward's goal put Argentina ahead, but six minutes later Paulinho headed in following a precise free kick from ...

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