Lionel Messi led Argentina to their first major international title in 28 years.
Lionel Messi scripted history when Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 at the famous Maracana Stadium. The 34-year-old freed himself in Rio de Janeiro, where Christ the Reminder stands for a long time and led Argentina to win its first international match in 28 years. Interestingly, it was at the Maracana Stadium that Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany in the 2014 World Cup.
Argentine manager Luis Scaloni later revealed that Messi had a hamstring problem in the semi-finals and final against Colombia and Brazil, respectively.
Messi, who has often been criticized for failing to win any silverware with Argentina, made his best save for FC Barcelona where he has won numerous awards.
In fact, after a disappointment in the Copa Am 2016rica 2016 final, the Argentine captain hung up his shoes where he missed a penalty in the final against Chile.
Since then, he has made a strong comeback and his determination to get Argentina on the line in the Copa America 2021 was evident from the very first game of the game against Chile where he played a great free kick.
During seven matches, Messi scored four goals and assisted five. Out of Argentina’s 12 goals in the match, Messi had a hand in the straight nine – highlighting how influential the star of the controversy has been for La Baseleist.
Argentina’s victory on the international stage saw who in the world was taken to social media and congratulated Lionel Messi on his performance in the competition.
The biggest step in this direction was none other than Google CEO Sundar Pachai, who called it the ‘best ever’ in the history of the game.