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Messi wins his first senior title for Argentina with an emotion-charged victory over Brazil in Copa final

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2021-07-11 20:36:33 BdST

Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday and Lionel Messi finally won his first senior medal in a blue-and-white shirt as an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil in the final match at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, and a record-equalling 15th Copa America.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi is thrown in the air by teammates after winning the Copa America. Reuters

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Argentina's Lionel Messi in a video-call at the pitch after winning the Copa America. Reuters

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Argentina's Lionel Messi in action with Brazil's Thiago Silva and Lucas Paqueta. Reuters

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Brazil's Neymar in action with Argentina's Guido Rodriguez and Nicolas Otamendi. Reuters

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Argentina's Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring their first goal. Reuters

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Argentina's Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring their first goal with Lionel Messi. Reuters

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Brazil's Neymar looks dejected after the match. Reuters

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Brazil's Neymar and Argentina's Lionel Messi after the match. Reuters

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Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate winning the Copa America with the trophy. Jul 10, 2021. REUTERS

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates winning the Copa America as he kisses the trophy in front of the President of Conmebol Alejandro Dominguez. Jul 10, 2021. REUTERS

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General view of the trophy as Argentina players celebrate winning the Copa America. Jul 10, 2021 REUTERS

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Argentina fans celebrate after winning the Copa America. - July 10, 2021. REUTERS

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after winning the Copa America. July 10 2021 REUTERS

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Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni is thrown in the air by players after winning the Copa America. July 10, 2021 REUTERS

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Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate winning the Copa America with the trophy. Reuters