In a hugely anticipated final between two of the world’s great footballing nations, Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 at the Estadio Maracaná to become champions of the CONMEBOL Copa América after 28 years without an international title.
The historic Ángel Di María, with an exquisite finish, scored the only goal of the game following a superb pass from Rodrigo De Paul, one of the stars of the final.From the start, understanably given the magnitude of the occasion, the game was tight and fiesty. A lot of strong tackles, competitive play and few early chances on goal.
Halfway through the first half, with little warning, Argentina struck, finding the net with what proved to be the decisive goal on the night. Rodrigo De Paul launched an inch perfect pass, Di María turned his marker Renan Lodi, and lifted a perfect lobbed volley over Ederson. A great goal to make it 1-0.