Messi’s dream comes true! His long wait for a major trophy with Argentina is finally over, after 1-0 victory against Brazil in the Copa America final.
Angel Di Maria’s first-half lob over Ederson was the only goal in the final, as Leo fell to the floor as the full-time whistle blew. His former teammate Neymar was in tears as the PSG star failed to inspire Brazil to victory.
The 6-time Ballon d’Or winnner, currently 34, is a free agent after his contract at Barcelona expired. With Manchester City, PSG and host of big clubs eyeing the superstar.
Messi, who was named player of the tournament – a prize he shared with Neymar – after his four goals helped Argentina lift the trophy, should have found the net himself at the Maracana, but with the goal at his mercy he slipped when through one-on-one against Ederson. Brazil were poor throughout the match and struggled to find the back of the net. Richarlison missing their closest chance of equalizing.
After 3 losses in finals for Argentina, (3 in Copa America, 1 in World Cup)…Leo has
now silenced critics who always pointed to his lack of success with his country as a reason why he should not be considered the best player of all time, despite his brilliance at club level.