Argentina won the Copa America tournament; Messi's first international title.
Lionel Messi's Argentina has won the Copa America 2021. In the final Argentina team defeated Arc Rivals Brazil 1-0. The team has become champion after almost 28 years. The last time he won this title was in 1993. Under the captaincy of star striker Messi, Argentina has become champion for the first time. This is also Messi's first international trophy. Angel Di Maria scored the only goal of the match in the 22nd minute.
After 1993, Argentina's team reached the final of the Copa America 4 times and the final of the World Cup once. This is also Messi's first major tournament (World Cup / Copa America) Cup. At the same time, the Brazilian team has won the Copa America 9 times so far. This team last won the Copa America in 2019. The world's 2 best forward Neymar and Messi were face to face in the final.
Brazil team lost despite 60% ball possession
There was a tough competition between Brazil and Argentina. Star striker Di Maria appeared as Angel for Argentina. He gave the team the lead by scoring a goal in the 21st minute and this goal proved to be decisive in the end.
Brazil, however, tried to make a comeback in the match in the second half. Brazil were making a continuous counter-attack on Argentina after trailing by a goal. Brazil had 60% ball possession, but failed to score. At the same time, Argentina had 40% ball possession.