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Copa America: Di Maria Ends Argentina’s Messi Major Trophy Drought, Brazil Defeated (PHOTOS)

Copa America: Di Maria Ends Argentina’s Messi Major Trophy

Angel Di Maria celebrates goal | Source: Getty Images

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Paris Saint-Germain's winger, Angel Di Maria’s lone strike in the 22nd minute ended Argentina’s 28 years wait for a Copa America title as they defeated Brazil 1-0 in the final on Sunday morning at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Di Maria scored the only goal of the final with a beautiful lobbed ball past Brazil goalkeeper, Ederson into the back of the net.

The former Real Madrid man’s goal was Argentina’s first shot on goal during the game which also ended the nation’s major win earning him the man of match award at the end of the game.

Brazil had multiple opportunities to score the equalizer, with a score by Richarlison called offsides in the 52nd minute. Minutes later, Richarlison had another chance when he sent a laser from short that Emiliano Martinez saved.

In all, Brazil had 13 shots to Argentina’s six and controlled possession for 60 percent of the match. It is also a big one for Lionel Messi as he wins his first major trophy for Argentina.

Awards At the Copa America 2021:

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina) wins both the player of the Tournament award and Top scorer.

Thiago Silva (Chelsea, Brazil) wins the defender of the Tournament.

Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa, Argentina) wins the goalkeeper of the Tournament.

Angel Di Maria wins the man of the match award.

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Copa America MATCH FIXTURES

Sunday 11, July 2021
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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Lionel Messi
Lionel
Messi
AR Argentina
  • HEIGHT

    169cm

  • WEIGHT

    72kg

  • AGE

    35

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Brazil
Brazil

The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in men's international football and is administered by the Brazilian Football Confed...

Argentina
Argentina

The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in men's international football and is administered by the Argentine Football ...

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