In a match featuring two South American superpowers, Brazil defeated Argentina in a friendly that featured only home-based players, 2-0, in Belem on Wednesday.
Brazil received goals from Lucas Moura and burgeoning star Neymar to win the home match against their bitter rivals. Argentina had a lineup consisting of players with minimal international experience in the second leg of the annual tournament that features home-based players. Two weeks ago, the two teams played to a scoreless result in Cordoba.
The match in Belém was the second leg of a friendly tournament held annually with only home-based players. The teams drew 0-0 in
Lucas, 19, scored on a long run along the right side in the 53rd minute, as he slid the ball by Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion.
Neymar, also 19, scored in the 76th minute after one-touching a left-side cross from Diego Souza.
Perhap the highlight of the match was seeing former FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldinho competing for Brazil once again. Ronaldinho currently plays for Flamengo, and suited up for Brazil against Ghana earlier this month.
Ronaldinho has expressed interest in playing for the Olympic team at the London Games in 2012.
My dream is to win the gold medal in the Olympics, the 31-year-old said after the match. It's a title still missing in my career.
Take a look at the highlights from the Brazil - Argentina match.