Messi determined to beat the Brazil team on Sunday

Messi determined to beat the Brazil team on Sunday

Lionel Messi has the chance to win his first major tournament with Argentina when they meet Brazil in the final of Copa America in Rio on Saturday.

Messi, 34, has won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues during a trophy-laden career at Barcelona.

But the football legend success with the senior Argentina team was at the 2008 Olympics in China.

“We’ll try to stop him achieving this objective,” said Brazil defender Marquinhos.

The 2021 Copa America is Messi’s 10th major tournament with Argentina – comprised of four World Cups and six editions of the competition to determine the champions of South America.

But the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s only success with the senior Argentina team is at the 2008 Olympics in China.

“We’ll try to stop him achieving this objective,” said Brazil defender Marquinhos.

The 2021 Copa America is Messi’s 10th major tournament with Argentina – comprised of four World Cups and six editions of the competition to determine the champions of South America.

Messi, who is out of contract at Barcelona, has scored four times already in the tournament.

Argentina is set to play Brazil on Sunday July 11th from 1pm.

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