The happiness of Argentina knew no bounds as they lifted their first major trophy in the last 28 years as Argentina won the Copa America 2021 final. The world waited with bated breath to see historic Brazil vs Argentina match that had football fans all over the world going crazy. Argentina defeated Brazil in a final score of 1-0.
This time Argentina has done it with Messi winning his first major final with the senior team of Argentina. The match began with emotions writ all over the face of the players and the people who had come to experience this once in a lifetime game. Angel Di Maria scored the winning goal in the 22nd minute of the match, making him the hero of the final.
This is the first time that Argentina has won the Copa America title since 1993 at the historic Marcana final in Rio de Janeiro. The match saw Messi missing a golden chance to score a goal in a one on one situation with the Brazilian keeper Ederson. Brazil had several close opportunities to score the goal which however didn’t come to fruition. Gabi shot a perfectly passed ball which was brilliantly saved by Argentinian goalie Martinez.
In the second half of the match, the goal scorer was taken off the field to be replaced by Palacios. Towards the end of the second half, Argentina introduced several new players on the field to keep their leaf intact.
While Neymar created several opportunities and the Brazilian attack put a lot of force on the Argentina team, its defence remained resolute. Richarlison drove the ball to the back of the net but he was ruled off-side causing the Brazil team to lose its impetus and sudden motivation.
The match saw a lot of action as both teams desperately tried to shoot the ball into the goal while keeping their side safe. Their fervor was matched by the spectators who were cheering on the two teams. The longstanding rivalry between Brazil vs Argentina came to a showdown in this match.
Argentina star player Messi said that his happiness was ‘unexplainable’ as can be seen from the celebration of the team. Even the legendary player of Argentina, Maradona, had never won the Copa title. The match ended with the two major players of both the team – Neymar and Messi – hugging as fans all over the world went crazy at the sight.
The drought has finally come to an end for Argentina as emotions ran high and the Copa America 2021 came to a conclusion. This match will go down in history with two of the best football playing nations coming together in a face-off that offered the thrill it had promised.