Since 1993 Argentina did not lift the Copa America. 28 years had passed since the albiceleste was proclaimed champion of America at the Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil. Last night, Scaloni’s selection attacked Maracan to celebrate its fifteenth trophy and match Uruguay at the top of the palmars. All the lights went after Leo Messi at the sound of the final whistle of the match. The first partner to reach out to hug him was the guy who had racked up all the spotlights during the encounter. Rodrigo de Paul.
‘Paul ate the Maracan’ titled the Ol Diary hours after the completion of the tournament. The midfielder of Udinese, who hurries his days as a black and white before becoming a player of the Athletic, dispatched an exhibition at the first big game of his career. He had seldom been in a similar situation. Disputing a title and with the responsibility of a historical selection behind him. The pressure could not De Paul became by far the best footballer of the match, although the MVP fell on the author of the Argentine goal, Di Mara.
The 7 of the albiceleste showed a great personality covering the entire field of play. He excelled when it came to giving the ball easy for his team and joined the attack with clarity. From his boots was born the goal pass to the back of I gave it what Say Mara was in charge of materializing and when the party was dying he had enough energy to accompany Messi in a 60-meter counter and leave him hand in hand with the goalkeeper with an impossible pass. In the final minutes he was in charge of holding the ball to avoid the final lease of Brazil.
The one who escaped more than a smile with the match of his future footballer would be the Cholo Simeone. A Simeone who was one of the heroes of the last America Cup conquered by Argentina. A cholo girl left alone Batistuta to break the tie against Mexico and lift the one that until last night was the last Argentine winding. 28 years later, De Paul visited Cholo to attend Di Mara and become Neymar’s nightmare throughout the match. The Argentine, who played steering wheel on the right, was in charge of closing the forays of the PSG footballer.
Close like this Rodrigo de Paul a spectacular Copa America. He was a starting player in five of the seven games. Only rested in the last meeting of the group stage with everything resolved. He has become an indisputable player for Scaloni and Sarand’s restored confidence more than anything. “Some thought that here there was no squad to be champion. I have not fallen yet, the joy is tremendous” said the midfielder after lifting the title. Now, your announcement as an Atltico player is expected and being able to recharge batteries on vacation.