Lionel Messi played for Argentina against Brazil for the 12th time.
Messi returned to his country in the Copa America final against Brazil, after Argentina beat Colombia on penalties in the Copa America semifinals to reach the final, where they will face hosts Brazil.
It was Messi’s 12th career game against Brazil. He has scored five goals in his previous 11 games and has a 4-6 record and 1 draw. It was Messi’s fifth final with Argentina, having failed to win the Copa America and the World Cup.