Argentina pulled it off. Lionel Messi and the Albiceleste discovered a option to beat Brazil on its house soil, 1-0, within the 2021 Copa America championship recreation to win the primary continental title for Argentina since 1993.
For Messi, it was his long-awaited first main trophy with Argentina after he skilled a number of situations of championship remaining heartbreak together with his nationwide workforce through the years.
It was Angel Di Maria who scored the game-winner on the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro (highlights under). His first-half strike surprised the host and held up, as Neymar and Brazil did not muster many official threats throughout the match.
Within the Copa America third-place match Colombia defeated Peru 3-2 on a dramatic stoppage time aim.