Argentina vs Brazil 1-0 – Highlights Download 29 June 2021 Copa America Final
Finally, the day arrived, and in the most thrilling of circumstances.
While Messi had been in spectacular form going into the final, so had his friend-turned-nemesis Neymar, who had his own motivation for victory having missed out in the Maracana two years ago as Brazil claimed the Copa title at Peru’s expense.
Lionel Messi finally banished the memories of years of international despair as his Argentina team downed Brazil 1-0 to take the Copa America title in the Selecao’s own backyard.
And having played every single minute of the tournament, driving his bruised body to new limits amid the flying tackles of South America’s fearsome defenders, there is now no doubt that this Copa, from start to finish, belonged to the 34-year-old wizard – who was just seven when, in 1993, the Albiceleste last experienced glory in this competition.
Angel Di Maria came up with the vital goal, but nobody did more to drive the Albiceleste to glory than their veteran captain