There were two sets of emotions in the two camps after the Copa America Final got over. Argentina were on their feet celebrating the title win, while Brazil were heartbroken. Argentina players were seen lifting Messi on their shoulders and Messi laying hands on an international trophy for the first time, while Neymar was all in tears. But win or lose, nothing is bigger than the friendship, and that was what exhibited by Lionel Messi and Neymar after Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America Final.
Messi consoled Neymar with a tight hug
Lionel Messi gave a long and warm hug to Brazil's captain Neymar after the match. Neymar was seen in tears after losing the title. Neymar also held on and congratulated Messi. After Brazil's loss, Neymar was heartbroken and was walking in disgust and sorrow. On seeing Neymar high on emotions, the Argentina captain walked to him and hugged him. He consoled Neymar and gave a major friendship goal. Messi also made sure that his celebrating teammates didn't come in their way as he used his right hand to signal them. Argentina won the Copa America Final 1-0 and Messi's wait to lift an international trophy finally ended on Saturday.
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Argentina won their 15th Copa America title but it came after 28 years. They had last won the title in 1993. With this win, Lionel Messi now has won an international title. Messi was the highest scorer for Argentina with four goals in the tournament. He also made a total of five assists in the tournament.
On the other hand, Brazil's captain Neymar ended the tournament as the best player for Brazil. He scored two goals and made three assists in five games.