A tough night for Argentina was also a tough night for Leo Messi. Despite all the hype leading up to the game, the Barcelona superstar failed to dominate the match with the Samba Boys.
In the first half Messi’s partnership with Carlos Tevez failed to create any significant goal scoring opportunities with the pocket-sized dynamo reduced to a few nice runs and touches outside the final third of the pitch.
And it was a similar story after the break, Messi failing to break down a robust and congested Brazil backline, as the Brazilians’ smothered (arguably) the world best footballer.
Individual match highlights of Leo Messi’s performance against Brazil can be seen here.