Chile won the Copa America for the first time in their history after a 4-1 victory on penalties over Argentina. That’s another final loss from Argentina and they’ll have to wait at least another year to end their trophy drought, when the centenary version of the Copa America takes place in the US.
In the Copa America, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi led the Argentine offense to crush Paraguay by six goals to one in the semifinal stage of the tournament.
The win also booked his team a ticket to the final on Saturday where they’ll meet Chile, the hosts.
After completing their second treble early this month, many FC Barcelona players headed home, not to rest, but to play for their respective national sides in the Copa America. Among those players are Lionel Messi of Argentina and Dani Alves of Brazil.
Maradona has stepped up to defend a below par Lionel Messi who has been having a nightmare in La Copa America. Messi hasn’t been able to find the form that he often produces for his club Barcelona FC.