Brazil's 3-0 win ,Messi in Trouble



Brazil's 3-0 win leaves Argentina in trouble.Neymar and his Brazilian teammates have swept away Argentina as Lionel Messi struggled to make an impact. A 3-0 win puts Brazil in a dominant position in South American World Cup qualifying while Argentina struggle.
Messi and Argentina face a five-month stay outside the qualifying places if they cannot handle their business at home to Colombia on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi has lamented Argentina’s 3-0 loss in Brazil and demanded they get their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying campaign back on track at home to Colombia on Tuesday.

Messi's return, after missing his country's last three games following his retirement u-turn, was the big talking point in the lead up to the game but it was his Barcelona teammate who stole the show.
 First Neymar had a hand in Philippe Coutinho's opener before the 24-year-old slotted home from close range to register his 50th goal for his country at the end of the first half. Paulinho capped the win just before the hour mark.

The victory gives Brazil a significant cushion in the race to qualify for World Cup 2018. They sit seven points above fifth-placed Chile while Argentina are a further point back in sixth.
The top four South American teams qualify automatically while the fifth-placed side play a team from Oceania in a playoff.

“We didn’t expect this result,” rued Messi. “They were really tough opponents, but we expected a little more from ourselves. I think that, until the first goal, it was very balanced, but after the second they killed the game off. At 1-0 we were fine, it was even, but we didn’t know how to react [to that second goal].
“Now it’s a lot more complicated. We have to think about Colombia knowing that we have to improve greatly. We can’t afford to have one more match playing like we’ve been playing, because we won’t get out of this situation in this way.”

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