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.
¡ARGENTINA CAMPEÓN!🇦🇷🏆— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) 11 de julio de 2021
La selección argentina volvió a conquistar y hacer vibrar el continente tras 28 años, ante su clásico rival en el mítico Maracaná 🏟️. ¡La espera terminó! ¡Felicitaciones @Argentina , actual campeón de la CONMEBOL Copa América 2021!🎉🏆#VibraElContinente pic.twitter.com/YPlk8CgHJX
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.