- Di Maria shined with the same goal in the Olympics and the Copa
- Di Maria scores the winning goal in the Copa America final
- Messi’s first international title for Argentina
Not only did he score in the Olympic final and the Copa America final, but both goals were one-of-a-kind. Even then, the lone player who took a long pass chipped in and scored the winning goal. The goal in the Copa is similar. De Maria entered the penalty box with a pass from Rodrigo Paul and the ball bounced off the edge of the box before the goalie chipped in over Ederson.
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Argentina’s victory over Nigeria in the 2008 Olympics. Messi then gave the ball to Di Maria from close range. Messi is still in the team 13 years after winning Olympic gold. Messi is the top player and top scorer in the tournament with 4 goals and 5 assists. This is Messi’s first international title, having won all the trophies at the club level.
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