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A stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 win over their South American rivals Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender rose at the near post to beat Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero to a Neymar corner and head home the winner, deciding a game that was set to go to penalties to determine a winner.
“Scoring a goal against Argentina is always gratifying and always exciting,” Miranda said. Argentina are one of only two teams to have beaten Brazil since Tite took over as coach in 2016, but without Lionel Messi, who is taking a sabbatical from international football, they rarely troubled their neighbours in a derby match dubbed the Superclasico.