It was a happy ending for the Argentine team. Beating Brazil 1-0 at the Maracana, ending the 28-year drought without titles and achieving the coveted Lionel Messi trophy with the Albiceleste.
Lionel Scaloni gave himself the pleasure of being champion and the entire renovation process should be highlighted. His players responded to him and we remember who were the footballers for whom he bet and ended up being figures.
Franco Armani and Esteban Andrada were the archers. It was difficult to get the River and Boca players out, but Emiliano Martinez had a fantastic season in the Premier League and Lionel Scaloni did not hesitate. Draw was one of the greatest figures, he excelled on penalties against Colombia and had key covers against Brazil.
The great appearance in the Copa América. He showed that he came to stay in the National Team and it is clear that he will be an undisputed one for what is to come. Scaloni gave him ownership and showed that the National Team did not weigh him down.
Leandro Paredes was playing in Russia, at Zenit, but Scaloni always trusted him. He chose it as the 5 of his team and made it a fundamental piece. The player who emerged in Boca always responded to him and ended up starting in the final.
The great figure in the Maracana. The one who played the final against Brazil with his soul. Another of those chosen by Scaloni from the beginning and who became indisputable. Many have discussed it, but the player showed on the field of play and restored the coach’s confidence.
Few knew about his performance, but Scaloni gave him many minutes in his National Team. As a forward, a left-hand drive and even a winger in the Playoffs. A player with a lot of deployment and who surprised with his performances.