Messi Wins first Major Title for Argentina
Rio De Janeiro, 11 July : In the Copa America 2021 finals today Argentina take down Brazil 1 - 0 at Marcana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. Argentina a major title in 28 years.
Di Maria scored the lone goal of the match at 22nd minutes. Rodri de Paul linked up brilliantly to exploit Brazil's defence. It was a long through ball from De Paul which ran through Brazil's rusty defence and Di Maria controlled it with his skills and beat the Brazilian goalkeeper and score the goal . In the second half Brazil finds a way to push to the nets but was declared offside by the Assistant Referee. Messi also created few opportunities but was unable to convert it to a goal.
Di Maria is awarded the hero of the match, Emiliano Martínez is awarded the best Goalkeeper of the tournament, best player and highest scorer of the tournament is awarded to Lionel Messi.
With this win Argentina ends its wait for a major title since 1993 and Messi's dream come true. Even Maradona have never won a Copa America title.
In the third place match Colombia beat Peru 3 - 2. Brazil being the runners- up Colombia in thirds place of COPA America 2021.