A genius of Lionel Messi in stoppage time gave the victory to Argentina 1-0 in the classic against Brazil in Qatar and broke a game parity pale and alien to the expectations aroused by so many talented players on the pitch together.

So, Sergio Batista had a triumphant debut as coach of the selected final albiceleste Khalifa Stadium in Doha International, which was about 50 thousand people who recently received from the players to enjoy the show.

Precisely the goal by Messi, who received a block of Ezequiel Lavezzi about 35 meters from the arc and defined with a low cross shot after leaving behind three rivals, was one of the few plays in which the audience stood ovation.

Batista got on the court a net formation of cutting offensive, Javier Pastore, Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria coexisting half-way forward, but the team was reiterated in innuendo and never managed to establish their superiority over rival through the associated game. Ronaldinho's return to Brazil was insufficient to show a good image and ended up losing in comparison with Messi, who was seen talking amicably after the match and exchanging shirts.

The only action with a collective sense that Argentina was armed at the start of the match. Just five minutes had elapsed when the team progressed through touch and, upon reaching the vicinity of the penalty area, Gonzalo Higuain opened to the right to Javier Zanetti. Inter player engaged in and his shot was saved by Victor.

The other scoring chance that Argentina had occurred at 41, the product of an action inspired by Lionel Messi, who pulled off two defenders and slipped a shot from halfway that scraped the top left corner.

Brazil, which had some lapses in leaving a better image from the pressure in midfield and his attempts to get out fast, also had two chances in that first stage. Over 18, the crossbar shot back Daniel Alves after a screening at the side of Barcelona. And, three minutes later, Sergio Romero was left with a taco of Ronaldinho from the goal box door.

If the first half had been unattractive, the second level further declined.

The development was tiring and at times even rubbed again, with two teams that failed to emerge clearly from the midfield.

The monotony was broken at 34 by an action that had nothing to do with the ball, a fan jumped onto the field and police arrested him after reacting slowly.
Robinho's shot from outside the area went over the crossbar at 38. It seemed that the party was dying with equality for oblivion. But Messi and again appeared to make clear that the cracks really always have something more to offer.


Argentina: Sergio Romero, Javier Zanetti, Nicolas Pareja, Nicolas Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze, Ever Banega, Javier Mascherano, Javier Pastore, Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel Di Maria. Head Coach: Sergio Batista.

Brazil: Victor, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, André Santos Ramirez, Lucas, Ronaldinho, Elias, Robinho, and Neiman. Head Coach: Mano Menezes.

Goal in the second half: 45 'Messi (A).

Changes in the second half: in the second half, Ezequiel Lavezzi by Higuain (A), 24m Andrés D'Alessandro by Pastore (A), 27m Ronaldinho Douglas (B), 31m André by Neiman (B) and 40m Jucilei by Ramires ( B).

Referee: Abdullah Balideh (Qatar).
Court: Khalifa International (Doha).