Lionel Messi manages to win his first major tournament title with Argentina after failing to do so in the previous nine occasions. The only goal of the match was scored in the first half, however both teams put on a show over the ninety add minutes of the match.
The match was dubbed as the Neymar vs Messi encounter.
Argentine scored in the twenty-second minute after a clever pass from midfield, splitting the Brazilian difference, Angel Di Maria was first to the through ball, he took one touch, then lobbed it over the outrunning Brazilian goal keeper into the back of the net.
Neymar was being himself as usual, pulling off eye catching moves and drawing countless fouls. Brazil had the better chances to score throughout the match but failed to do so.
Messi got a one on one chance with the goal keeper in the 88th minute, however he lost his footing at the crucial point which led to the Brazilian keeper recovering the ball.
Messi got to 4 different major tournament finals previously without winning. The Maradona and Messi comparisons continue as Diego never won the Copa America.
“Messi is the best player of all time,” said one commentator of the match. All the Argentinian players ran over to Messi after the final whistle was blown while Neymar walks around in tears.
Watch highlights from the match below.