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Argentina beats Italy 2-1 in friendly match

Argentina beats Italy 2-1 in friendly match; Switzerland upsets Brazil 1-0

Argentina beats Italy 2-1 in friendly match

LONDON (AP) -- Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega scored as Argentina extended its unbeaten record against Italy to four matches with a 2-1 win over the Azzurri, while Brazil was handed a 1-0 defeat by Switzerland in another friendly game played on Wednesday.

Brazil's 11-match unbeaten run came to an end as Dani Alves scored an own goal with a header into the top-left corner.

Playing without Lionel Messi, Argentina defended well and was in control for much of a match dedicated to Pope Francis.

In other high-profile games, Rickie Lambert celebrated his England debut in style at the age of 31, scoring the winner in a 3-2 win over Scotland, Germany salvaged a 3-3 draw at home against Paraguay and France drew 0-0 with Belgium.

Updated : 2021-05-09 22:42 GMT+08:00