Barcelona icon Lionel Messi’s lengthy await a primary worldwide trophy was ended when Angel Di Maria bought the one objective as Argentina defeated hosts Brazil within the Copa America closing.
Di Maria, 33, latched onto Rodrigo De Paul’s looking by ball and elegantly chipped over Ederson’s head within the twenty second minute at Rio De Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium. This pleasant strike would show sufficient to deliver glory to their celebrated worldwide compatriot after 4 earlier losses in main finals, plus witnessed Los Albiceleste raise silverware for the primary time since 1993.
Messi – taking part in in his tenth competitors with Argentina – fell to the bottom in pleasure upon the ultimate whistle, earlier than being mobbed by team-mates and thrown into the air.
Consideration will now centre on a contract extension at Barcelona. The 34-year-old is, technically, a free agent.
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