He did it. The best footballer in history has won an important title with his team. What seemed impossible has become possible again from the hand of the usual, the best. Argentina managed to beat Brazil yesterday in Maracana (more morbid is impossible) after a locked final, with little flashy football, but without a doubt the Albiceleste dominated from beginning to end.
Messi has not only settled for finally winning the Copa América, but he has also been designated the best player of the tournament, top scorer and top assistant. The MVP of the final was “stolen” by his partner and friend Angel Di María.
This important tournament ostensibly brings Messi closer to his seventh Ballon d’Or. The injustice of this award is palpable by the simple fact that Leo is only six when he has been the best for 15 seasons, but when the years go by and we look back we will appreciate the greatness of your achievements.
The one from Rosario has made his entire country vibrate during an epic tournament in which Argentina has shown itself from start to finish as the strongest team. Covered in his plays by an incredible Rodrigo de Paul and protected in the rear by an Emiliano Martinez who has earned a place in the hearts of all lovers of this sport. The history of overcoming the Argentine goalkeeper is another reason why this victory for Argentina is special.
“You’re a cold chest” will go down in history as one of the most useless ways to discredit the evidence. They have tried to throw him down, destroy him, end his reign once and for all, but they have not succeeded. His talent is above all else.
For those of us who have been in love with this sport all our lives, it was enough to see his smile once the referee signaled the final whistle. His grimace of joy raising the glass, and above all that endless hug with his partner, friend and brother Neymar.
The count is at 28.
Argentina is proclaimed champion of the Copa América.