World’s renowned footballer Lionel Messi led his country to win its first major title in 28 years! Messi finally won his first-ever major title, wearing the blue-and-white striped jersey of Argentina. over Brazil in the 15th Copa America championship.
Argentina won 1-0 over Brazil, as the only goal came from Angel Di Maria in the first half.
Angel Di Maria justified his young selection by scoring the winning goal midway through the first half of the match.
Brazil piled up under pressure and kept on striking on the goal post of Argentina up until the end of the match. but all their efforts were proven to be fruitless and the five lead strikers could not score an equalizer past the Argentinean goalie Rodrigo De Paul.
As soon as the final whistle blew, the triumphant team players of Argentina surrounded their captain and started celebrating.
The win was special particularly for Messi, as it came after a long wait of winning numerous international and club honors under his name.
Messi also finished as the top goal scorer of the tournament tying up the position with Brazilian footballer Neymar.
As soon as the final whistle went off the Argentinian television blasted off stating “Argentina Champions, Lionel Messi Champion”
Messi missed a golden chance during the last minute of the match to extend the victory to a 2-0 while Brazilian strikers kept on trying to find that much-needed equalizer.
Messi has also brought an end to the GOAT debate that he never won big titles. But his notorious stay at Barca has made him win 34 trophies that includes 4 UEFA Champions Leagues. 7 Copa del Rey titles and 10 La Liga titles.
After the win, the triumphant coast of Argentina Lionel Scaloni exclaimed that “this is a very big title”, and that he hopes that Argentines enjoy it as the fans love their team unconditionally.
This victory of Argentina makes them leveled with Uruguay as the all-time leading winner of Copa America. The win also extended the scorecard of Argentina having 20 undefeated matches under Scaloni whereas Brazil lost its first competitive match since the 2018 world cup quarter-final match against Belgium.