Updated: July 12, 2021 11:34:00 am
The much-awaited Copa America 2021 final concluded with Argentina beating Brazil 1-0 to secure their first title in 28 years. It was also captain Lionel Messi’s first major international trophy.
The result of the highly anticipated match brought cheer among Messi fans who erupted with celebratory memes on social media.
Angel Di Maria scored the game’s only goal in the 22nd minute after a long ball from teammate Rodrigo de Paul sent him past Brazil’s defence. For Messi, the win comes after 16 years of his debut for Argentina. Post the win, social media was flooded with fans celebrating the win as well as supporters around the world congratulating the team for its first major title victory since 1993.
Interestingly, many fans also seemed to use the opportunity to come up with memes to celebrate. Here, take a look at some of the celebratory tweets being shared online.
— தஞ்சை தர்மா 💪 (@dharmaraaaj) July 11, 2021
— Yuvraj vairagad 😈 (Nationalist)🚩 (@YVairagad) July 11, 2021
— Priyam Manna (@priyam_manna) July 11, 2021
— NageswaraGowd (@gajjalakonada) July 11, 2021
— Fábio Carvalho (@FCarvalho88) July 11, 2021
At the final whistle, the entire Argentina team ran straight to Messi, then threw him into the air in celebration.❤️
— 𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗞𝗔𝗥 𝗠𝗦 ༆ (@SankarMahhaRajh) July 11, 2021
— iamnoble🕊 (@iamnobble) July 11, 2021
— 🐧 ⋆ 🐁 🎀 𝓝𝓘𝓚𝓚𝓘 𝓖𝓤𝓟𝓣𝓐 🎀 🐁 ⋆ 🐧 (@NIKKIGU45473309) July 11, 2021
— Augustus (@Aug_Bem) July 11, 2021
Some also shared heartwarming moments shared between the team and Messi after the win.
Argentina players knew how much Messi needed to win this one, they all run to him after the final whistle 🔥 #ARGBRA
— 🗣 (@PeterInc_) July 11, 2021
Messi in call with his fam after he got his champion’s medal
— Lovies Wovies Bulaman (@TherealBulaman) July 11, 2021
— 💦Silent💦 (@SilentMunyai) July 11, 2021