A second half strike from Santos player Lucas Lima salvaged a vital point for Brazil yesterday after Argentina had taken the lead midway through the half thanks to an Ezequiel Lavezzi strike.
Lavezzi's Paris Saint-Germain team-mate David Luiz was sent off for a second yellow card in the dying minutes but Brazil hung on for the draw. The result leaves Argentina win-less after three games of South America's marathon qualifying campaign with only two points from a possible nine.
Today's match at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires had been delayed by 24 hours after a deluge made the pitch unplayable yesterday.
Argentina, missing a glut of injured stars including Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, started the stronger against a Brazil side who welcomed back suspended striker Neymar.
Neymar however was largely anonymous for long periods as Argentina got on top early on and opened up Brazil with ease on several occasions.
The only surprise was that it took Argentina more than half an hour to get on the score sheet. The goal came after superb interplay between Argentina's powerful attacking front three.

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