The PSG winger netted a goal that saw his country end its international trophy drought.
Angel Di Maria
knew that they would shine in the Copa America as both the players secured Argentina’s victory in a long-awaited trophy search.
met the back of the net and sealed a 1-0 victory over Brazil, helping the six-time Ballon d’Or winner get a senior international trophy.
Di Maria’s triumph came at a time that he experienced missing many big games before, given his injuries, including 2016’s Copa America final, which made this triumph all the more radiant.
It's going to be unforgettable,
" Di Maria said after the game.
"Messi told me thanks to me, I said thanks to him!
"He told me that it was my final, that it was the rematch for the finals that I couldn't play. It had to be today and today it was."
: "I am happy for my daughters, my wife, my parents, all the people who supported us and for all the crazy people who came here.
"A World Cup is coming up soon and this is a huge boost."
Although it was Di Maria who found the target, Rodrigo De Paul also shined in the midfield.
This is more than we dreamed of,"
De Paul said.
"Being champion in the Maracana against Brazil exceeds all kinds of expectations. I am very happy.
"Messi needed everyone, and we needed him. He is the best of all time."
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