Brazil 0-1 Argentina: A first Copa America for Messi in famous Maracana win

Di Maria scored the winner in the final but it was Messi's tournament

| sport

Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 on Saturday in the Copa America final, with Angel Di Maria scoring the goal that secured the first senior international trophy of Lionel Messi's career.

Played in Rio de Janiero, it was a rough game with few chances, but Argentina managed it well after taking the lead and managed to see the game out for a historic win.

For Argentina, it was a first Copa America trophy since 1993 -- 28 years ago -- and was even more special for the fact it came at the Marcana, the home of their bitter rivals.

For Messi, it's a first trophy with Argentina and, despite a discrete final in the performance, he was also named the best player of the tournament. He was also the top scorer.

It's not 20 games unbeaten for Argentina, whole Brazil's streak ended at 13 games as the Albicesleste earned revenge for their 2019 Copa semifinal defeat against the Canarinha.

Teams:Argentina: Emanuel Martínez; Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero (m.79, Germán Pezzella), Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña; Ángel Di María (m.79, Exequiel Palacios), Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes (m.54, Guido Rodríguez), Giovani Lo Celso (m.63, Nicolás Tagliafico); Lionel Messi and Lautaro Martínez (m.79, Nicolás González).

Brazil: Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi (m.76, Emerson); Casemiro, Fred (m.45, Roberto Firmino), Lucas Paquetá (m.76, Gabigol); Richarlison, Neymar and Éverton Cebolinha (m.63, Vinicius Júnior).

Goal: 1-0, m.22: Ángel Di María.



Descarga gratis la app en tu móvil