Shomporko Online News Desk: Argentina’s Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate winning the Copa America with the trophy.
Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America.
Di Maria got the winner midway through the first half when he lobbed Ederson after full-back Renan Lodi failed to cut out a long-through ball.
Argentina’s Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring their first goal.
Argentina’s win was a particular triumph for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who picked up his first-ever title in a blue and white shirt after more than a decade of the club and individual honors.
Messi, who missed a golden chance to score with two minutes remaining, finished the tournament’s joint-top goalscorer with four goals and was elected joint-best player along with Neymar.
Source_ Reuters, Rio De Janeiro