In a much-anticipated final between the world's two biggest football nations, Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 at the Estadio Maracaná to become the CONMEBOL Copa América champions after 28 years without international honors.
One of the stars of the final, the historic Ángel Di María, scored the only goal of the game with a spectacular victory after a brilliant pass from Rodrigo de Paul. From the start, the importance of the opportunity was made clear, with tight and ominous very strong tackles, competitive play and early chances of scoring.
Halfway through, with half a warning, Argentina hit and found the net with a decisive goal at night. Rodrigo de Powell launched a perfect one-inch pass, De Maria turned his mark on Mark Rennon Lodi, and picked up a perfectly labeled space over Adison. A great goal to make it 1-0.