Argentina and Brazil defined the Copa América and beyond being a key duel for both teams and for the two countries, the focus was on two protagonists: Lionel Messi and Neymar. The Barcelona star ended up staying with the duel against the PSG player as Albiceleste won 1-0 thanks to Ángel Di María's goal and won the title at tne Maracana Stadium of Rio de Janeiro.
From the first moments of the game, Brazil came out to dominate the ball. He took possession and did not allow Argentina to come out of the bottom comfortable considering that it put pressure on the defenders, but that pressure also generated the first controversy.
It should be noted that although the result was not unfair, Brazil was more dangerous. However, Argentina took advantage of a great pass from Rodrigo de Paul and also a defensive error from the Northerners so that Ángel Di María defined with class to put the 1-0 on the scoreboard. The PSG's player stayed hand in hand with Ederson and I don't doubt it: he played from above after Renan Lodi's error and thus scored the goal that put the Albicelestes ahead.
Argentina National Team: How many titles did they won in their entire history?
- World Cup (2): Argentina 1978 y México 1986.
- Copa América: (15)1921, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1937,1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1955, 1957,1959-I, 1991, 1993, 2021.
- Confederations Cup (1) in 1992.
- Copa Artemio Franchi (1) in 1993
- Campeonato panamericano (1) in 1960
Argentina National Team: What was the last titlte that they won before this one
The last time Argentina won a tournament with its senior team, it was in the 1993 Copa América, that is, exactly 28 years ago.
Argentina National Team: How many tournaments did Lionel Messi win with this shirt?
The history of Lionel Messi in the national team ended up being crowned with the consecration of this Copa América against Brazil. Is that, it was a pending quota to win a trophy with his team, and he deserved that award. The truth is that it is not the first time that Messi has been crowned champion with Argentina, since he won the U-20 World Cup Championship in 2005 and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Argentina National Team: How many games did Lionel Messi played with this shirt?
Lionel Messi was summoned to the senior team for the first time in 2005, and was never again out of the squad, except for force majeure exceptions. In total he played 151 games, in which he scored 76 goals.
Argentina National Team: How many tournament finals did Lionel Messi played with this shirt?
Considering the final won against Brazil, Lionel Messi dragged a total of 4 finals without being able to keep the title. In 2007, they lost 3-0 to Brazil itself, in the Copa América played in Venezuela. In 2014, 1-0 against Germany, in the World Cup final, and twice against Chile, both on penalties, in 2015 and 2016.