Lionel Messi leads Argentina to Copa America title for the first time since 1993
New Delhi : Argentina won against Brazil 1-0 in the summit clash to clinch their 15th Copa America title on Sunday. Angel Di Maria was the only scorer in the game. Brazil did their best in attempting to level the score but failed against a rock-solid Argentine defence. With the victory comes an end to the international trophy drought for some mega Argentina football stars including six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, Di Maria and Sergio Aguero.
The only goal was scored during the 22nd minute of the game when Di Maria and Rodri de Paul linked up brilliantly to exploit Brazil’s defence.
Brazil overall dominated the game but only lacked during the finish of the game. They had a better possession with 60 per cent while making 13 attempts at goal with only two at the target.
Emiliano Martinez once again produced a stellar performance after his penalty shootout heroics in the Colombia semifinal.
Meanwhile, Argentina star Lionel Messi did not score any goal in the game but he managed to save the game with his skills to defend the ball.
He also had a chance to seal the game for Argentina in the 88th minute but he failed to score from an easy position as Ederson was attentive there and grabbed the ball at his quickest.
On the other side, Neymar tried hard to make his magic work but a strong Argentine backline led by Nicholas Otamendi was too good for him at Marcana.
It was Argentina’s 15th Copa America title win and their first since 1993. They reached the final in the 2015 and 2016 but suffered heartbreak defeats to Chile in the finals.