Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to win the 2021 version of Copa America on July 11 in Brazil. Angel Di María’s first half goal ultimately got a popular win for the Argentines.
The win is the country’s fifteenth success altogether, which implies they presently match Uruguay as the winner with the most South American titles. This is additionally a flashback back to 1993 in which Argentina failed to win the continental title.
During the final game between the rivals (Brazil and Argentina), there was no reasonable dominator, as the two teams were aggresively playing to get an early goals. And, there were a lot of fouls in the game, which in the end saw the deadlock broken by Di María after 22 minutes.
In spite of a masive response from the home side after the break, Brazil just couldn’t get an equaliser. Argentina defended splendidly, and Emiliano Martínez was remarkable in goal.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi played every one of the 90 minutes– pushing hard to get a win to break his long-standing issue of not having the option to win an international competition for Argentina.
Lionel Messi was also voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the competition as well the top scorer with four (4) goals.
He assisted five (5) times during the competition, which plainly shows how incredible he was in the competition. Messi currently has a significant international title to add to his host of honors made at FC Barcelona.
Unfortunately for the host country Brazil, they couldn’t demonstrate their worth, even after their top marksman Neymar said he was prepared for Argentina in the Final.