Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 at the Maracana stadium in Brazil to be crowned the 2021 Copa America champions.
The match was headlined by Messi and his former teammate Neymar. As both players had been impressive in the competition helping their teams get to the final.
It was Argentina who managed to get the much needed win. As Angel Di Maria scored in the first half to help secure the trophy for Argentina.
Messi was without doubt very emotional after the match after so man years of heartbreak, he finally lifted a trophy for his national team.
To round off what was an outstanding tournament for Leo Messi, he was awarded the player of the tournament and also finished as the top scorer at the Copa America.
Brazil were left heartbroken after coming all the way only to fall short at the final stages.
Brazil’s captain Neymar was in tears after the match but still showed respect to Messi as he congratulated him and they both exchanged hugs.
Both teams will now have their sights set on the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar as it will be another opportunity for both South American heavyweights to have another go at a trophy.
A big congratulations to Leo Messi and Argentina.