Argentina overcame Paraguay 1-0 to go to the Copa America 2021 quarter-finals on Monday night, with Lionel Messi playing a key role. Argentina won two of their three Group A matches, thanks in large part to Messi’s contributions. Messi also won the man-of-the-match award in the first two games. Also see: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to Team Up? President of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, suggests as much.
After the victory on Monday night, an ecstatic Messi praised Javier Mascherano, who has made the most appearances for Argentina. Messi praised Argentina and the light blue jersey, calling it a significant victory. Messi, who celebrates his 34th birthday this week, praised Mascherano as a friend and expressed his admiration and respect for him. Also, in the Copa America 2021 clash, Lionel Messi sends a Paraguayan defender packing with his deft touch.