Messi vs Maradona – Who has performed higher in Copa America?
Lionel Messi received his first worldwide trophy by guiding Argentina to Copa America triumph after 28 years…
Argentina ended their 28-year trophy drought with a memorable win over rivals Brazil within the last of Copa America 2021 and bringing house the trophy for a joint-record fifteenth time in historical past.
This 12 months’s Copa America shall be remembered for Argentina skipper Lionel Messi lastly successful a serious worldwide trophy, a dream he has cherished all through his profession.
The 34-year-old star was at his perfect all through the event and virtually single-handedly delivered the trophy to his nation. So as to add extra perspective to Messi’ efficiency, the Barcelona legend contributed to 9 out of the 12 objectives his crew scored within the event.
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This was the sixth version of Copa America the place Messi took half in, a report as no different La Albiceleste participant has ever performed in six completely different Copa Americas.
With 4 objectives and 5 assists to his title, Messi took his objectives’ and assists’ tally in Copa America to 13 and 17 respectively in report 34 appearances.
In comparison with Messi’s achievements, his legendary predecessor Diego Maradona’s statistics will not be that spectacular in the case of efficiency in Copa America. Maradona has appeared in three editions of Copa America and has by no means received the trophy. In 12 matches he performed within the event, Maradona managed to attain solely 4 objectives and didn’t present any help.
With a title and a number of other information to point out, Messi, is clearly forward of Maradona in the case of Copa America. Right here, we check out how the 2 Argentina legends have fared on this South American cup competitors.