Copa America champion Messi’s Argentina
Albiceleste won the international title again after 26 years. Copa America finalists arch-rivals Brazil 1-0. Lionel Messi won the 15th Copa.
On Sunday, the famous Maracana Stadium was jammed with Super Clিকsico from the start. Neither side compromised. However, Argentina has control of the ball in the beginning.
It also saw a number of fouls from Brazil in the first ten minutes. As a result, Fred of Brazil saw a yellow card three minutes into the match. The referee warns Montiel by showing him a card for fouling.
Although Argentina has control of the ball, the two teams continue to move around with the ball in the middle of the field. Neither team got a chance to enter the D-box. However, most of the time, the ball was spinning in the middle of the 21st minute of the match, Argentina stunned the hosts.
Rodrigo de Paul’s long pass from their own half finds the fast de Maria. Receives the ball by running with agility. The Brazilian who came forward made no mistake in finding the net with a cold head over the goalkeeper’s head. Maria came on the field from the beginning of the match.
The PSG forward gave due respect to coach Scaloni’s confidence in him by returning De Maria in the first XI of the final.
This is his first goal for Argentina since the last World Cup. This is the first time Albiceleste has scored in a final since the 2005 Confederations Cup final. De Maria went to the break with a one-goal lead.
Brazil came back from the break to equalize. However, the equalizer was canceled due to offside. In the 52nd minute of the game, Richardson caught the ball in the net of Argentina. But the goal was canceled as the ball supplier Pakueta was offside.
3 minutes later, Brazil got another chance. This time the Akashi blues were saved by the Argentine goalkeeper. Richardson took the shot from the right side as Neymar extended. But Martinez, who is in great form, could not escape the shot.
Throughout the match, Brazil was ahead in terms of ball possession and attack. The Selecao had 59 percent of the ball in the game. Argentina had only 1 shot as opposed to 2 shots on Brazil’s target. On the other hand, a total of 9 yellow cards were shown in the heated match.
Albiceleste won a title 26 years later. At the same time, the world’s best footballer Lionel Messi regretted not winning the title for the national team.