Argentina, led by football legend Lionel Messi, won the Copa America football title by defeating Brazil 1-0 in the final played at the Maracan Stadium on Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria scored the only goal of the final in the 22nd minute. Saturday’s win saw Argentina captain and Barcelona star Messi win a major title while playing for the national team. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has congratulated Messi for this amazing achievement.
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He tweeted, ‘Heartfelt congratulations to Argentina on winning the Copa America final. It is a historic victory for the Argentine people and it is a happy thing for Messi to have such an amazing career. Inspire these kinds of people. Let us tell you that Maracana Stadium was the place where Messi led Argentina to a defeat at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.
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Messi-Diaz scored the most goals in the Copa America Tournament
Messi and Colombian Luis Diaz scored four goals each in the Copa America Tournament. In their first group stage match, Messi scored his first goal of the tournament on a free kick in a 1–1 draw against Argentina. The 34-year-old striker scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Bolivia, and scored his fourth goal in a free kick in the team’s 3-0 win over Ecuador in the quarter-finals. Messi assisted in scoring five goals in the tourney. Angel Di Maria’s only goal in the final against Brazil was that he was not involved.