Lionel Messi finally wins Copa America with Argentina

Lionel Messi finally wins Copa America with Argentina. Full-time: Argentina 1-0 Brazil. There’s the whistle and Argentina’s 28-year title drought is over! The Albiceleste have won 1-0 over Brazil to capture their 15th Copa América title, moving level with Uruguay for the most ever! Messi is on his knees and his Argentina teammates have surrounded him by the touchline as a chorus of boos cascade down from the Maracanã stands!

On the other side of the pitch, a tearful Neymar is consoled by his teammates. Firmino is called for a handball about 35 yards from Brazil’s goal. Emiliano Martinez takes his good old time setting up the restart. Moments later Ederson makes a fully extended save to deny Argentina.

Two more crossed are cleared amid kitchen-sink time for Brazil as Argentina batten down the hatches. Then it’s Argentina on the counter with numbers and Messi is clear on goal … only to stumble to the ground in a heap.

Vinicius Junior wins a free kick for Brazil from a dangerous area toward the side of the area. Neymar whips it in and it’s blocked away, but Gabigol’s second-chance attempt is saved by Emiliano Martínez!

Brazil win a corner after Barbosa close-range chance off a through ball finds the outside netting, but Danilo sends Neymar’s service well over the crossbar.

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