Argentina’s Lionel Messi has struggled in most of the superclasicos [Luisa Gonzalez/Reuters]
While host Brazil needs the title to try to calm the waters for coach Tite until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Lionel Messi’s team seeks its first trophy in 26 years, which would be the first major one for the superstar in the white and blue shirt.
In the other semifinal, defending champion Chile and underdog Peru play in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.
In a change from the quarterfinals, teams will play extra time if the first 90 minutes are drawn.
Brazil coach under pressure