On 11th July 2021: Lionel Messi wins his first international trophy.
Lionel Messi lifted his first international trophy of his career as Argentina won Copa America after defeating Brazil 1-0 on Saturday.A splendid goal from Angel Di Maria in the 22nd minute helped Argentina win the South American championship.
Although messi failed to score in the final against brazil, he was named the player of the tournament. he finished the tournament as joint-top-scorer (goals) along with peru's gianluca lapadula and colombia's luis diaz. the former also registered most assists (five) in the tournament, most in a single copa america edition. meanwhile, messi also clinched the golden boot.
It is a coincidence that two of the best players in this generation won their first international trophies on the same date. Five years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo won his maiden senior international trophy as Portugal won the 2016 Euros (July 10, 2016).