Argentina beat Brazil to win Copa America after 28 years

Argentina Copa America 2021 Champions
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Argentina has won 2021 Copa America trophy after beating the arch-rivals Brazil 1-0 at Maracena Stadium in Brazil on Sunday. Brazil had a blistering start and Neymar was very close to scoring the first goal in the 13th minute of the game but missed the chance. In the 20th minute Brazil got another chance to take the lead but this time Richarlison missed the golden opportunity.

Argentina Football Team
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On the other hand, in the 22nd minute of the game La Albiceleste did not missed their chance and Angel Di Maria scored the goal. In the 29th minute Di Maria got a chance to double the lead but was missed as Brazilian defense blocked his powerful shot.

Di Maria
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In the 2nd half of the game Brazilian were very aggressive as they were desperate to find an equalizer. In the 52nd minute of the game Richarlison’s finish was not counted by the referee. Two minutes later he once again missed the chance to find the back of the net as he was unable to beat Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez. In the 63rd minute of the game Argentina was expecting a penalty kick as Lionel Messi fell in the penalty area but it was not given. Brazil made numerous attempts at the goal post but they were not successful. After the 90 minutes the score line was Argentina 1 – 0 Brazil.

Messi with Copa America trophy
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Leo Messi
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This is the first ever international trophy for the legendary superstar Lionel Messi for Argentina. Last time he led Argentina to 2014 FIFA World Cup final at the same stadium but lost to the Germans. This is the 15th time Argentina has won Copa America trophy and is now sharing the record of most successful team wit Uruguay. Last time Argentina won Copa America in 1993 when they beat Mexico 2-1. Argentina’s Gabriel Batistuta scored both the goals in final.

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