Argentina vs Brazil
After Emi Martinez’ penalty heroics in the semi final, Argentina will today have the chance to lift the Copa America for the first time since 1993. For many it is also Leo Messi’s best, and possibly final, chance to finally lift a major trophy with the national side.
They will be up against Neymar’s Brazil, themselves going for a modern era record of seven titles and who will be hoping for a repeat of the last time the two sides met in the competition, when Brazil dumped Argentina out at the semi-final stage in 2019.
Having first met in the Copa America final in 1925, back when it was still known as the South American Championship, the side have since contested ten finals in the 100 odd years since, most recently in 2007. With Argentina having dominated the first 70 years of the rivalry, Brazil have won the last two Copa America finals between the sides.
Undoubtedly the biggest match between the two sides this decade, tonight's game is set up to be an absolute classic. So, to get in the spirit we took a look back through the archives and picked out five of our favourite ever Argentina Brazil match ups.
Clashes between two of football's oldest and greatest rivals are never dull and if tonight's match up is half the game some of these were, we are in for an absolute treat.
Argentina 3 Brazil 2 - Copa America 1991