- Lionel Messi clinched 2021 Copa America highest goalscorer's and the golden boot awards
- The four-time Champions League winner also won his first-ever title for Argentina after beating Brazil in the final
- PSG attacker Di Maria scored the only goal that separated both sides in the game as La Albiceleste won their 15th Copa America title
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Lionel Messi went to Brazil to scoop most of the awards available after an impressive display at the 2021 edition of the Copa America Championship.
The 34-year-old won his first major title with Argentina for the first time in his career after his Argentina team defeated hosts Brazil 1-0 in the final at the Maracana Stadium.
Paris Saint Germain superstar Angel Di Maria scored and Rodrigo De Paul combined to score the only goal that handed La Albiceleste the silverware.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi will not just be going home with the title in itself, the Barcelona captain finished the tournament as the highest goals scorer with four goals and five assists.
Jubilation in Argentina as Lionel Messi and teammates defeat Brazil to win Copa America, end 28-Year wait
Although Colombia's Luiz Diaz also had four goals in the tournament, he however had no assist that could help him contend with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Messi also ended up winning the best player of the competition following his impressive displays all the way in the championship as reported by mykhel.com.
List of top award winners at Copa America 2021
Copa America 2021 Golden Boot Award - Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Copa America 2021 Golden Glove Award - Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)
Copa America 2021 Golden Ball (Best Player) Award: Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Copa America 2021 Best Player of final: Angel di Maria (Argentina)
Messi can now boast of a national team silverware after several trophies with Barcelona with many criticising him for not committing himself enough to Argentina.
And Diego Maradona will probably be excited for the winger right now.
Argentina beat Brazil to win their 15th Copa America title
Legit.ng earlier reported that Argentina are champions of this year’s Copa America with Lionel Messi winning his first major international title following a 1-0 win over Brazil on Saturday night.
The only goal of the encounter was scored by veteran Angel Di Maria in the 22nd minute helping La Albiceleste to end a 28-year wait for a major trophy.
The result also ended Brazil’s unbeaten record at home which stretches to over 2500 days as the Samba Boys were defeated at the Maracana stadium.