Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to win Copa América at the Maracaná Stadium in Río de Janeiro. The country won the title again last Saturday after 28 years (their last triumph had been in 1993). Here are the highlights of the tournament:
- On the semifinals:
3 penalty kicks from Colombia caught by the sacred hands of goalkeeper Dibu Martínez, qualifying Argentina to the final.
A phrase -‘’Mirá que te como’’- said by the same man, that will remain in history.
- On the final:
The decisive goal from hero Ángel Di María in minute 22 of the first half of the match.They say the third time’s the charm, and that is how it went for Argentina. The country’s national football team had already faced Brazil in a final two times before, back in 2004 and 2007. 2021 was the year to get it right, and so that happened: Argentina welcomed back its players and proudly received a fifteenth American Cup.
Leo Messi scored four goals throughout the continental football championship and achieved something Maradona never could: winning a Copa América. After the match ended, the team celebrated all together and Messi didn’t hesitate to call his wife -Antonella Roccuzzo- and children to share his happiness with them.
Manager: Lionel Scalioni
Pitch assistants: Pablo Aimar, Walter Samuel, Roberto Ayala
Coach: Luis Martín
Goalkeeper coach: Martín Tocalli
Video analyst: Matías Manna
Forwards: Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa, Julián Álvarez, Sergio Agüero
Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás González, Angel Di María, Guido Rodríguez, Rodrigo De Paul, Alejandro Gómez, Nicolás Domínguez, Ángel Correa
Defenders: Marcos Acuña, Cristian Romero, Gonzalo Montiel, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Tagliafico, Nicolás Otamendi, Lisandro Martínez, Lucas Martínez Quarta
Goalkeepers: Damián Emiliano Martínez, Juan Musso, Franco Armani, Agustín Marchesín
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