Messi finally breaks International Duck with Argentina win against Brasil in Copa America!
It took the six-time Ballon d’Or five tries to get his hand on an international trophy following a G.O.A.T debate sparked on Twitter!
On Saturday. Argentina won their first major title in 28 years when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America.
The victory ended the title drought for Messi regarded as one of the greatest players ever to play the game, alongside Pele and countryman Diego Maradona.
Lionel Messi’s inability to win an international title with Argentina always left something missing besides his name on the all-time greats list, and this was one point Cristiano Ronaldo fans used to rub it in on Lionel Messi supporters post Portugal’s European Championship success in 2016.
The Barcelona striker is finally a winner at the international level after finishing on the losing side in four previous finals – three times in the Copa America and once in the 2014 World Cup.
However, last night’s win sparked the Greatest Of All Time, G.O.A.T debate on Twitter once again.
Messi has given so much joy over the years and arguably the best ever, so well deserved. Congrats Argentina, well played Brasil. Jogo Bonito. #CopaAmerica— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) July 11, 2021
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I`m crying tears the size of pineapple chunks here now.#CopaAmerica Brazil were probably the better side tonight.#Messi has been better.And yet somehow,this was all #justice.The greatest footballer was rewarded not by his genius,but by his team-mates & all of us who WILLED IT!!!— Ray Hudson (@RayHudson) July 11, 2021
The debate that never existed is over. There's never been and there will never be a better footballer than Messi. Not Pele. Not Maradona.And certainly not C.Ronaldo. Congratulations to the #GOAT pic.twitter.com/mhZFayK8Gi— Jaffar Cheema (@unstble_psycho) July 11, 2021
#GOAT Messi in 2021:— @whozafar (@ShahzebZafar4) July 11, 2021
26 MOTM awards
Most goals, most assists in La Liga
Most goals, most assists in Copa America
Copa del Rey 🏆
Copa America 🏆
Ballon d’Or number 7 on the way? pic.twitter.com/hcJ0eauBiD pic.twitter.com/TIA3QPvmIf