Argentina wins 1-0. Lionel Messi finally wins an international trophy in Brazil, with 5 hits and flops | Copa America 2021

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Argentina won the Copa America 2021 final 1-0 over defending champions Brazil, ending their long drought for an international trophy.

Argentina won CONMEBOL for the first time since 1993 when Angel Di Maria scored the game’s sole goal.

The game was evenly matched until Renan Lodi’s error allowed Di Maria to cling onto a superb cross from Rodrigo De Paul and score the game’s first goal.
Early in the second half, Richarlison thought to have regained parity for Brazil, but he was ruled out after being deemed to have been offside in the build-up.

Soon after, Neymar came near, but Emiliano Martinez blocked his attempt emphatically as the Selecao heaped on the pressure late on, with the PSG star producing numerous chances.


Lionel Messi finally got his hands on a major international prize with Argentina, as Lionel Scaloni’s side weathered the late storm and were proclaimed Copa champions.

Here are the match’s hits and misses:
Rodrigo De Paul has a hit on his hands (Argentina)

De Paul played his heart out today for Argentina
De Paul gave his all for Argentina today.

Top players like as Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, and even Alejandro Gomez are expected to shine in a major final like this. Rodrigo De Paul, on the other hand, tore the script ripped become Argentina’s match hero.

He completely dominated the midfield, combining technical prowess with agility to tangle up the Brazilian defense, as well as finding Di Maria with a stunning cross over the top for possibly the best assist of the tournament.

De Paul made an impression on the defense as well, tracking back when the Selecao surged forward in pursuit of an equalizer, closing down his side of the pitch to quell risks or jumping into tackles to obstruct their movement, and completing all four of his attempts.

Although Di Maria was named ‘Man of the Match,’ De Paul was also deserving of the honor.

De Paul made an impression on the defense as well, tracking back when the Selecao surged forward in pursuit of an equalizer, closing down his side of the pitch to quell risks or jumping into tackles to obstruct their movement, and completing all four of his attempts.

Flop: Fred (Brazil)

Fred was taken off at half-time for picking up a yellow
Fred was taken off at half-time for picking up a yellow

Fred has played every game for Brazil up until the finals, with the exception of the dead rubber against Ecuador in their final group match, with mixed results. The Manchester United player has only impressed in bits and pieces before Sunday, with one assist in Peru’s thumping being a notable highlight.

He was sent off in the third minute for a late challenge on Montiel, and he never recovered, struggling to win possession and being outrun by his Argentina opponents.

Fred made one superb tackle in the 18th minute as La Albiceleste attempted to construct an assault with a sequence of passes, but that was the only bright spot in his 45-minute stint, during which he produced zero interceptions, clearances, or duels.




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