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Copa América || Argentina Take The Copa After 28 Years

The Argentine team beat arch-rivals Brazil, making them South America champions. it's also the long-awaited title within the blue and white jersey for Messi.

Argentina won the Copa América final, making them South American champions. The team around superstar Lionel Messi beat defending champions Brazil 1-0 on Saturday at the legendary Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Messi, who is currently without a club, fulfilled a long-cherished dream and won his first international title with Argentina national team. So far, as a national player, he had only won the trophy at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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In the 21st minute, Ángel Di María of Paris Saint-Germain had lifted the shock the Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson after an extended pass from his own half and made it 1-0 for Argentina . within the 52nd minute, the Brazilian fans could only cheer briefly: Richarlison pushed the shock the road , but was previously offside. Two minutes later, the Everton striker was again dangerous after a cross from Neymar, but Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez was ready to parry. Shortly before the ultimate whistle, Martínez cleared again after an attempt on goal by Gabriel Barbosa.

Limited audience

Only a couple of thousand spectators were ready to watch the ultimate in Maracanã live. the town administration of Rio de Janeiro had limited the amount of spectators to around 4,500 thanks to the corona pandemic. Argentina media raved about the Maracanazo II - supported the decisive game of the 1950 World Cup, during which Uruguay beat Brazil 2-1.

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Even before the ultimate of the Copa America, Messi and Neymar had been voted the simplest players within the South American Championship. In every game, that they had proven their skills, which made them players with technical and tactical quality also like intelligence with and without the ball, said a commission of experts from the South American football association Conmebol on Saturday. "It is impossible to settle on only one best player because this tournament has two best players," the message said.

The Argentine team has conquered the Copa América 2021 after beating Brazil within the final because of a goal scored by Ángel Di María within the 22nd minute (1-0). during a rough game and with hardly any chances, Argentina knew the way to better manage the rhythm and keep its advantage.

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The Argentines, who had not won a title since the 1993 Copa América, achieved their dream 'Maracanazo' guided by Lionel Messi - who lifted his first trophy with Argentina - who, despite his opaque performance within the final, was chosen together one among the simplest within the tournament.

The victory delivered to 20 the amount of matches during which Argentina didn't know defeat, halted Brazil's 13-game undefeated series and allowed the visitors to require revenge for the defeat suffered within the 2019 Copa América semifinals against the Brazilians and avoid the second consecutive title for Canarinha.

The historic rivals devoted the primary minutes to studying one another and, despite the very fact that Brazil tried to require control, little came on the brink of the goal defended by Emiliano Martínez.

Argentina also preferred short passes before trying to advance to Éderson's goal but without abandoning counterattacks that always searched for Di María playing as a winger on the proper . Brazil pressed with Paquetá, Neymar and Richarlison but with none completion and lots of times stopped with fouls by the Argentines.

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But at a time when Brazil was taking the initiative and getting closer to Emiliano Martínez's goal, Di María, within the first Argentine finish of the match, opened the scoring within the 22nd minute on a counterattack.

The French PSG striker received an extended shot from Rodrigo De Paul and took advantage of a failure by winger Renan Lodi to advance and, with a balloon, beat goalkeeper Éderson and silence the Brazilian fans.

Brazil had their best chance within the half , within the 30th minute, when Neymar received an attempt from goalkeeper Éderson and was fouled by Paredes near the world. Neymar himself took the place kick but his ball hit the wall.

La Canarinha, with difficulties to beat Argentina defense, visited rest with only five finishes, all blocked by the defenders, and with none scare for Martínez.

The hosts came back better within the last half with the choice of the coach, Tite, to sacrifice Fred at the wheel to form room for forward Roberto Firmino, with which Neymar fell back a touch to play as a midfielder.

In just ten minutes the Brazilians generated three clear scoring opportunities, including one during which Richarlison scored a goal that was disallowed for offside and another during which Martinez had to save lots of a robust shot from an equivalent attacker down the road.

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Although Neymar assumed the responsibility of leading the Brazilian offensive and commenced to seem more frequently, the reinforced Argentine defense was effective in neutralizing the insistence of the locals. Brazil pressed within the final minutes, mainly with Vinicius on the left and Gabigol within the center, but failed within the finishes. Martinez saved Argentina with three minutes to travel by saving an attempt at Gabigol.


Emanuel Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero (m.79, Germán Pezzella), Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña; Ángel Di María (m.79, Exequiel Palacios), Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes (m.54, Guido Rodríguez), Giovani Lo Celso (m.63, Nicolás Tagliafico); Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez (m.79, Nicolás González).


Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi (d.76, Emerson); Casemiro, Fred (m.45, Roberto Firmino), Lucas Paquetá (m.76, Gabigol); Richarlison, Neymar and Éverton Cebolinha (d.63, Vinicius Júnior).

Goal: 1-0, m.22: Ángel Di María


Uruguayan Esteban Ostojich admonished Fred, Paredes, Lo Celso, De Paul, Lodi, Paquetá, Otamendi, Marquinhos and Montiel.


Match for the ultimate of the Copa América played at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro before some 2,000 guests.

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