Messi wins first Copa America with Argentina

Messi used to be thrown within the air by means of his team-mates at full-time

Lionel Messi ended his stay up for a primary main world name as Argentina beat Brazil within the Copa The united states ultimate in Rio’s Maracana stadium.

Messi, 34, dropped to the bottom in pleasure on the full-time whistle and used to be abruptly mobbed by means of his team-mates, prior to being hurled within the air in birthday celebration, as he in any case claimed top-level honours along with his nation in his tenth main match.

He additionally helped finish Argentina’s 28-year spell since they final gained the contest and used to be named participant of the match after his 4 objectives within the festival.

Angel di Maria proved the matchwinner along with his very good lob, after taking down Rodrigo de Paul’s lofted cross.

Messi had an opportunity to log out the win however slipped with the objective at his mercy, in what would were the very best finale for the Argentine captain.

Protecting champions Brazil have been disappointing, with their most effective possibilities of notice coming when Richarlison and Gabriel Barbosa compelled saves from Emi Martinez.

In a distinction of feelings, Messi’s reverse quantity 10 and previous Barcelona team-mate Neymar sank to his knees in tears on the ultimate whistle, as his personal private pursuit of world good fortune continues, having ignored Brazil’s 2019 Copa win via damage.

Neymar reacts after Brazil lose to Argentina in the 2021 Copa America final
Neymar reacts after Brazil lose to Argentina within the 2021 Copa The united states ultimate

The pair, who performed in combination on the Nou Camp between 2013 and 2017 prior to the Brazilian’s transfer to Paris St-Germain, embraced in an enduring hug whilst they waited for the trophy rite.

The sport used to be watched by means of a small crowd of seven,000 invited visitors, as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, however used to be the primary of the match to have spectators in attendance.

The sparse house supporters made their voices heard, although, in particular each time Messi touched the ball, booing and jeering the ahead.

The match, not on time by means of a yr as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and moved from preliminary co-hosts Colombia and Argentina, used to be switched to 2019 hosts Brazil in a last-minute resolution which gained complaint in mild of a surge in coronavirus circumstances within the nation.

Extra to apply.

Nation Performed Gained Misplaced Mins Objectives Level
2006 3 2 0 121 1 QF
2010 5 4 1 450 0 QF
2014 7 5 1 693 4 RU
2018 4 1 2 360 1 L16
TOTALS 19 12 4 1624 6
Figures supplied by means of Stats Carry out
Nation Performed Gained Misplaced Mins Objectives Level
2007 6 5 1 456 2 RU
2011 4 1 0 390 0 QF
2015 6 3 0 570 1 RU
2016 5 4 0 374 5 RU
2019 6 3 2 487 1 SF
2021 7 5 0 630 4 W
TOTALS 34 21 3 2,907 13
Figures supplied by means of Stats Carry out



Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Martínez
  • 4MontielBooked at 89mins
  • 13RomeroSubstituted forPezzellaat 79′mins
  • 19OtamendiBooked at 81mins
  • 8Acuña
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forPalaciosat 79′mins
  • 7de PaulBooked at 68mins
  • 5ParedesBooked at 33minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 54′mins
  • 20Lo CelsoBooked at 51minsSubstituted forTagliaficoat 63′mins
  • 10Messi
  • 22MartínezSubstituted forGonzálezat 79′mins


  • 1Armani
  • 3Tagliafico
  • 6Pezzella
  • 9Agüero
  • 12Marchesín
  • 14Palacios
  • 15González
  • 18Rodríguez
  • 21Correa
  • 24Gómez
  • 25Martínez
  • 26Molina


Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Ederson
  • 2Danilo
  • 4MarquinhosBooked at 82mins
  • 3Thiago Silva
  • 16Lodi dos SantosBooked at 70minsSubstituted forLeite de Souza Juniorat 76′mins
  • 17Tolentino Coelho de LimaBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBarbosa Almeidaat 76′mins
  • 5Casemiro
  • 8FredBooked at 3minsSubstituted forFirminoat 45′mins
  • 19Sousa SoaresSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 63′mins
  • 10Neymar
  • 7Richarlison


  • 1Alisson
  • 6Lobo Silva
  • 11de Barros Ribeiro
  • 12Pereira da Silva
  • 13Leite de Souza Junior
  • 14Militão
  • 15Fabinho
  • 18Vinícius Júnior
  • 20Firmino
  • 21Barbosa Almeida
  • 22Rech Ortiz
  • 25Douglas Luiz

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