Copa America 2021: In the final match of the Copa America Cup, there will be a competition for the title between two legendary teams Argentina and Brazil. Argentina entered the final after defeating Colombia 3–2 in a penalty shootout in the semi-finals. The hero of the match was Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, who saved three penalties.
The score was tied 1–1 after regular time at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia. Lautero Martinez gave Argentina the lead in the seventh minute itself. But in the second half, Louis Diaz reduced the score to 1-1 in the 61st minute. Messi said after the match, “Emiliano is fantastic. We had faith in him. Our target was to play all the matches and now we will try to win the final.
Argentina’s team has not won any major tournament since winning the Copa America title in 1993. At that time also Argentina defeated Colombia 6–5 in a penalty shoot-out after a goalless match in the semi-finals.
Brazil has already made it to the final
Brazil entered the final after beating Peru 1-0 on Monday. The Brazilian team has never lost a Copa America final at home and has won five out of six matches in the current tournament as well.
Martinez blocked shots from Sanchez, Yeri Mina and Edwin Cardona in the shoot-out. Rodrigo de Paul failed to score for Argentina but Messi, Leandro Paredez and Lautero Martínez scored to ensure their team’s victory. Only Cuadredo and Miguel Borja were able to score for Colombia.
Martinez said after the match, “It was a matter of luck, luck was with me today. Brazil’s team is great, strong contenders. But we have a great coach, the best player in the world and we will try to win.
Colombia’s team will take on Peru on Friday in the third place play-off.
Ashwin can take the field even before the England series, will play for this team.