Copa America Final: Can Lionel Messi end his title drought with Argentina?
If you have watched enough soccer over the years, you will know Lionel Messi has won just about everything he could with Barcelona.
Messi has six Ballon d'Or trophies (most ever), four UEFA Champions League titles (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015), and even won six pieces of silverware in a year with Barcelona (in 2008-09, the Blaugrana won La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, and Club World Cup.)
But there is one thing he has not won in his illustrious career: a title with the Argentina senior team. He won the 2005 FIFA Youth Championship, but has been stymied with the Argentina national team. He first lost a final in 2007 (to Brazil, ironically). There was the extra time loss in the 2014 World Cup, 1-0 to Germany, after so many misses in regulation. There were back to back Copa America shootout losses to Chile in 2015 and 2016.
It just hasn't happened for him with Argentina. So tonight, it will all come full circle against Brazil at the Maracanã.
This Brazil team has looked unbeatable, especially defensively: the Seleção have four clean sheets in six matches, and have allowed just two goals (5-0-1).
If you have watched any of this tournament, you will know there have been many low scoring games. The Asian over/under for this is ridiculously low, and two goals could see you win that bet.
I think the teams go for it, and Brazil wins it to repeat, and to deny Messi his elusive title.
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COPA AMERICA FINAL
Argentina (+280) vs. Brazil (+115), draw (+210), 8 p.m. EDT (FS1 and )
Brazil ML (+115)
Over 1.75 goals (-127)