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​SUPERCLASICO: Juve duo Higuain, Dybala and Barca star Messi to lead Argentina attack in Brazil clash

Juventus pair Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala is expected to start for Argentina in their 'Superclasico' clash with Brazil in Melbourne on Friday, less than one week after their Champions League final loss.

The Old Lady lost a heartbreaking seventh Champions League final when they went down 3-1 to Real Madrid in Cardiff last Saturday.

But new Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli expects that the duo will want to put the loss behind them when they tackle Selecao at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

28-year old Higuain will be the lone striker in Sampaoli's 4-2-3-1 formation, with Dybala floating behind him in the number 10 role.

PSG's Angel Di Maria and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi are expected to play on the left and right of the two Juventus players.

Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi and Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero are the Premier League players that are expected to start for Argentina.

Andrew Maclean
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