In the second of two friendlies scheduled for this month, Brazil defeated Argentina 4-1 on Monday, with four different players getting on the board.
Kerolin Nicoli Israel Ferraz opened the scoring for Brazil in the 19th minute before Marta scored a stunning free kick in the 37th minute to give her team a 2-0 lead. Her curling shot careened off the crossbar in the upper righthand corner and into the net.
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Marta now has 113 international goals in her career, extending her lead as Brazil’s top goalscorer, male or female. After Monday, she is three goals behind Julie Fleeting for the seventh-most international goals of all time.
Débora Cristiane de Oliveira and Yasmim Assis Ribeiro also scored for Brazil in the win, their second against Argentina in four days.
Argentina returns to action against Mexico on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. ET.