Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi can break these 2 records in the final against Brazil
The 2021 Copa America has reached its final stage, with Brazil and Argentina clashing on Saturday. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi would be looking to help his maiden international title, while there are a couple of records that he can break, as we take a look.
We have reached the business-end phase of the Copa America 2021, as Brazil and Argentina are all set to clash in the final on Saturday. While Brazil is the nine-time defending champion, Argentina would be looking to win its 15th title.
Meanwhile, if Argentina manages to win it, it would be the maiden Copa title for its superstar player Lionel Messi, besides being his maiden international title with the side. Messi has played the Copa final on three occasions, losing every time, as he would be reluctant to change his fortunes this time around.
In the meantime, Messi would also be staring at a couple of records during the final. What would they be? Check it out below:
Joint most Copa match appearances
Messi had made 27 appearances before starting the tournament this year, while he has increased the tally to 33. An appearance in the final would make it 34, as he would equal the record of most appearances in Copa matches, along with Sergio Livingstone of Chile.
Most Copa goals
The ultimate record that Messi would be eyeing is the most goals in the tournament. He has scored four goals in the six games he has played so far and has a tally of 13 goals in the competition to date. Meanwhile, if he manages to score four more, he would tie the record with Brazil's Zizinho and Argentina's Norberto Mendez. However, it would need a monumental effort for him to attain the feat in this edition.
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