Lionel Messi has for quite a long while been ‘attacked’ for not having the option to win a significant national team honor with Argentina.
Leo has broken and set virtually all records in world football with his club side Barcelona, thus numerous people were simply shocked why he can’t do same for his country.
This has been a ‘migraine’ for the Argentine captain for quite a long time, as he generally draws near to the cup but always fail to get it.
Notwithstanding, on July 11 2021, Lionel Messi broke that halt after his country beat Brazil in the final of the 2021 Copa America by a lone goal to lift the trophy.
Subsequent to losing three finals, the Barça hotshot finally will celebrate a major honor with Argentina.
Leo Messi at long last, has his hands on the Copa America. Subsequent to losing the finals in 2007, 2015 and 2016 (or more loss in the World Cup Final in 2014) he presently has a major title at international level.
His most valuable player (MVP) award at the Copas was an immense factor in finishing an Argentinian title dry spell dating right back to 1993. Messi ended the competition as the top goalscorer with (4 goals) and was also top for assist (5).
That implies he had a role in nine of the 12 goals that Argentina scored, playing the entire competition and breaking the record for appearances for Argentina simultaneously.
So This Is How It All Began For Messi:
Messi’s journey began against Chile in the group stage with an astounding goal from an immediate free kick, despite the fact that, the game ended 1-1. Against both Uruguay and Paraguay, there were early goals in games that finished in 1-0 triumphs.
In spite of the fact that Argentina had already qualified, they actually needed to play against Bolivia, with Messi scoring twice and giving an assist, all before half-time. In the next game, Messi was remarkable against Ecuador in the quarter finals, giving two assists and scoring one himself.
Colombia were the resistance in the semis, and in that game, it was a tough one which went into penalty shootouts. Messi beautifully converted his kick, and Argentina went into the final against host country Brazil.
Up by 1-0, Messi got the opportunity to score a second with minutes to go, despite the fact that his team would at last stick on the tropy.
Lionel Messi has at last ‘buried’ one of his major ‘headache’ in football. Copa America is the biggest soccer competition in South America – and Messi has for all these years, craved for it. In fact, he has finally grabbed it.