Argentina 2 years after Argentina in Copa America: Brazil lost 1-0

Argentina 2 years after Argentina in Copa America: Brazil lost 1-0

Highlight:

- Messi wins the major tournament for the first time in his career: Angel Di Mariano's goal decisive

- Argentina equals Uruguay's record by winning the title for a record 15 times: Messi Best Player

Copa America

Rio, 11 July

Angel Di Maria's spectacular goal helped Argentina beat defending champions Brazil 1-0 in the final to win the Copa America after 28 years. Argentina's superstar Messi, who became the champion after beating Brazil's high-profile team at home, including Neymar, won a major tournament at the international level for the first time in his career. With this, Argentina equaled Uruguay's record by winning the Copa America for a record 15 times.

Classic football moves were seen in the match between two arch-rivals of South America played in Rio de Janeiro. In the 8th minute of the match, Argentina counter-attacked with the help of Rodrigo de Paul's perfect pass and Angel Di Maria lobbied the ball over the Brazilian goalkeeper Aderson who had come ahead of the goal post and entered the open goal post. With this, Argentina took a 1-0 lead. Which lasted until the end. Messi won a major tournament for the first time in his 16-year international career.

Argentine superstar Messi showed effective skills. However, in the last moments, he missed the golden opportunity to score a goal. Of course, he has been declared the best player of Copa America. He and Luis Diaz of Colombia were jointly awarded the Golden Boot for scoring four goals each in the tournament. Argentina's Emiliano Martínez was named the best goalkeeper.


The first title in Messi's 16-year career

The first title in Messi's 16-year career


Messi, one of the best players in international football, has achieved a lot at the club level. However, this is the first time in his 16-year international career that he has succeeded in winning a trophy. In the presence of Messi, Argentina lost three times in the final of the Copa America. Messi-Argentina also lost in the final of the 2016 FIFA World Cup.

Messi landed to play with injury: Coach Colony

Argentina coach Lionel Colony revealed after winning the Copa America final that Messi had landed to play with an injury. "It is not possible to win a tournament like this without a player like Messi," he said. He came down to play despite not being fit in the last two matches. Even when Argentina won the semi-final, some pictures of Messi bleeding from his legs went viral on social media.

Brazil lost in the final after 26 years


With this, the team of Brazil had to face defeat in the final after 3 years. They last lost to Uruguay in the last Copa America final in 19. The match was scheduled and tied 1-1 after extra time. After which Brazil lost in a penalty shootout. The winners and runners-up of the previous tournament, based on the results of round-robin matches, were announced in 1991, with Argentina becoming the champions and Brazil the runners-up.

Messi and Neymar met passionately

Messi and Neymar met passionately

For the first time in his career, Messi won a major tournament at the international level. Due to which he was busy celebrating the victory with his teammates. Neymar and his team, on the other hand, were seen weeping bitterly after the shock defeat. As Argentina's victory celebrations began, Neymar approached his former Barcelona club teammate Messi. This time Messi also came forward to reassure his one-time teammate and friend Neymar. He left Argentina's celebratory players and embraced Neymar, and the two top football players and friends became passionate and embraced each other. The video went viral on social media.

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