Brazil vs Argentina was a box of surprises, practically everything that can happen in a match, happened.
The kick-off incident, kicks, explosions, the Albiceleste’s victory… and Lionel Scaloni‘s disturbing message after the end of the match, which was pretty discouraging for the Argentinians.
Argentina have achieved something historic by beating Brazil in Maracana, but Scaloni has doubts about his continuity in the job as head coach: “Argentina needs a coach with the necessary energy and who is well. I will talk to the players and the directors.”
The reigning World Cup and Copa America winner insisted on his doubts, saying that: “I have a lot of things to think about during this time. These players have given us a lot. I need to think a lot about what I want to do. It’s not goodbye or anything else.”
Argentina secure another win at the Maracana
Argentina‘s Nicolas Otamendi‘s 63rd-minute header gave Scaloni‘s side victory in a match that became embroiled in an embarrassing brawl between Argentine and Brazilian fans that saw the match at Maracana delayed for more than half an hour.
It is well-known that this is one of the fiercest international rivalries in the world and matches between Brazil and Argentina attract huge attention around the world.
Not only is there a certain temper about the games, it also features many of the best players in world football performing in a high-octane environment. On top of that, the Maracana is one of the most atmospheric and historic stadiums in world football.