Brazil reached their first Copa America final since 2007 with a 2-0 semi-final win over South American superpower rivals Argentina.
This classic international fixture lived up to the billing as goals from Gabriel Jesus (19) and Roberto Firmino (71) mean Argentina’s 26-year wait for some major silverware goes on.
It could also spell the end of Lionel Messi’s international career but things may had been different if Sergio Aguero and Messi himself weren’t denied by the woodwork at key points in the encounter.
The Barcelona playmaker stood by himself and looked in despair after the final whistle at the Mineiro Stadium.
Brazil will play Chile or Peru in Sunday’s final.