Argentina wins its first significant title since 1993 after a 1-0 win against Brazil.
Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in Saturday’s Copa America last to get the public group’s first title in quite a while.
Argentina’s triumphant objective at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro came in the 22nd moment after Rodrigo de Paul made a long pass to Angel di Maria.
The 33-year-old veteran striker relied on some messy shielding from left-back Renan Lodi to take control and throw it past goalkeeper Ederson.
It was just the third objective Brazil yielded in the competition.
Brazil heaped on the pressing factor in an intriguing second half yet even with five strikers on the field they couldn’t get an equalizer against an Argentine safeguard secured by the extraordinary Rodrigo De Paul.
Argentina’s success was a specific victory for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who got his first historically speaking title in a blue and white shirt after over a time of club and individual distinctions.
At the point when the match finished, a sad Messi was tossed into the air by a portion of his cheerful partners.
Messi completed the competition’s joint top goalscorer with four objectives and was chosen joint best player alongside Neymar. However, he hushed up all through and strangely botched a brilliant chance to wrap the game up with two minutes remaining.
At the point when the last whistle went, Argentina TV announced “Argentina Champions, Lionel Messi Champion!”
The triumph was Argentina’s fifteenth Copa America win and means they draw level with Uruguay as the record-breaking driving champs.
Their success broadened their grouping of undefeated matches to 20 under Lionel Scaloni and gave Brazil their first serious loss since they lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup.